National Assembly: Two Bills Passed

ISLAMABAD, March 13, 2013: The National Assembly passed the Anti-terrorism (Second Amendment) Bill 2013 unanimously and the Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (PIMS) Islamabad (Amendment) Bill 2013 with the majority vote in the 18th sitting of the ongoing 50th session on Wednesday. The latter was tabled as supplementary agenda.

 

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Uper House Passes Two Bills

ISLAMABAD, March 13, 2013: The Senate, which met for an hour and 32 minutes in the 16th sitting of the 91st session, passed the National Counter Terrorism Authority Bill 2013 and the Election Laws (Amendment) Bill 2013. Both are already passed by the National Assembly.

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Security Plans for Campaign Period Lacking in Half of Districts

ISLAMABAD, March 13, 2013: The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN)’s District Long-Term Observers (DLTOs) conducted interviews of 69 District Police Officers (DPOs) regarding pre-election security plans. More than one-half of the DPOs (36 out of 69, or 52%) said they had not developed any security plans, says a press

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Sharp increase in political violence claims 106 lives

 

ISLAMABAD, March 12, 2013: Political violence claimed the lives of 106 people with 156 others sustaining injuries in 27 incidents from March 2 to 8, 2013, showing a sharp increase compared with preceding week\’s 57 killed and 50 injured, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).

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Three Private Members’ Bills Passed by National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, March 12, 2013: The National Assembly unanimously passed three Private Members’ bills in the 17th sitting of the ongoing 50th session. The House also unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the corporal punishment for children.

 

Five other bills were introduced and referred to

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Senate: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, March 12, 2013: Starting 69 minutes late, the 15th sitting of the ongoing Senate’s 91st session was marked by low attendance of Senators as only one senator was present at the outset while 13 were there at the time of adjournment.

 

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Sindh Assembly Condemns Badami Bagh Incident

ISLAMABAD, March 11, 2013: The Sindh Assembly, which met for three hours and 50 minutes in the 18th sitting of the ongoing 40th session, unanimously adopted a resolution to condemn the violence on Christian community in Badami Bagh, Lahore.

The house also unanimously adopted a resolution calling on the Sindh government

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Senate Debates Badami Bagh Incident

ISLAMABAD, March 11, 2013: The Senate, which met for three hours and seven minutes in the 14th sitting of the 91st session on Monday, suspended its regular agenda to debate the incidentof Badami Bagh in Lahore. Tweleve members deliberated upon the issue for an hour and

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