Senate: Three Private Members’ Bills Passed

ISLAMABAD, February 25, 2013: The sixth sitting of Senate’s 91st session witnessed passage of three private members’ bills amid low attendance of Senators. Six were present at outset and 26 at the adjournment whereas a maximum of 36 Senators was observed at one time.

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Sindh Assembly Sitting Adjourned Due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, February 25, 2013: The Sindh Assembly Deputy Speaker adjourned the sitting till Wednesday due to lack of quorum as only two Members were present.

With the session staring 45 minutes late only two members were observed to be present.

The Deputy Speaker presided over the entre sitting that lasted five minutes

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163 killed as political violence continues to rise

ISLAMABAD, February 25, 2013: Political violence in the country claimed the lives of 163 people in 37 incidents between February 16 and 22, 2013, up from preceding week\’s 106 and 89 the week before, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).

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163 killed as political violence continues to rise

ISLAMABAD, February 25, 2013: Political violence in the country claimed the lives of 163 people in 37 incidents between February 16 and 22, 2013, up from preceding week\’s 106 and 89 the week before, says the Free and Fair Election Network.

Another 225 people were injured. Two of the 37 incidents

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National Assembly: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, February 22, 2013: Starting 30 minutes late, the fifth sitting of the ongoing National Assembly session witnessed low attendance of Members. Only 47 members (14% of the total membership) were present at the outset while 67 were there at the time of adjournment.

Senate: A Single Agenda Item Addressed

ISLAMABAD, February 22, 2013: Starting 51 minutes late, the fifth sitting of 91st session which met for an hour and six minutes on Friday witnessed relatively higher members attendance as sixty senators were present at the outset while 25 at the adjournment.

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Sindh Assembly: Bill passed to repeal local bodies act

ISLAMABAD, February 21, 2013: Starting two hours and 29 minutes late, the 11th sitting of the Sindh Assembly’s session passed the Sindh (Repeal of the Sindh Peoples Local Government Act 2012 and revival of the Sindh Local Government Ordinance, 1979 Bill 2013.

The MQM legislators, who protested

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PIMS Bill Passed Amid Protests

ISLAMABAD, February 21, 2013: Amid protests by opposition benches (PMLN) and government coalition partner (MQM), the Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (PIMS) Islamabad Bill 2013 was passed by the National Assembly during the fourth sitting of the ongoing session, says Free and Fair Election Network.

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80% rise in cases of measles

A report based on disease incidents registered in 91 district health offices across Pakistan in November 2012

ISLAMABAD, February 21, 2013: A significant increase of 80% was recorded in cases of measles in November – 247 cases reported in 17 districts as compared to 137

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Senate: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, February 21, 2013: Starting 37 minutes late, the fourth sitting of 91st session which met for only 22 minutes on Thursday, witnessed low attendance of Senators. Only five senators were present at the outset while 22 were there at the adjournment.

The Leader of the House did not attend

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