Surge in political violence claims 75 lives

Political violence in the third week of December affected 241 people in 41 incidents across the country, killing 75 people and injuring 166 others.

Twenty two incidents were reported in Sindh followed by 10 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, six in Balochistan, two in Federally

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48th Session of NA: 62 percent of agenda left unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, December 21, 2012: The 48th session of National Assembly unanimously passed the Fair Trail Bill 2012 as the House witnessed low attendance leaving 62% of the agenda appearing on the Orders of the Day unaddressed, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN)

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Punjab Assembly: Low Attendance Observed; Most Agenda Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, December 21, 2012: The seventh sitting of the 43rd session witnessed a persistent low members’ attendance, leaving  most of the agenda on the orders of the day  unaddressed. Only six members were present at the outset, while 40 (11%of total membership) were there at the adjournment of the sitting. A maximum of 56 members…

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Points of Order Consume 93% of the Sitting

ISLAMABAD, December 21, 2012: The 2nd sitting of the 36th session was marked by the hasty passage of a government bill amidst excessive use of points of order by the legislators. Sixty seven minutes (93% of the sessions’ time) was consumed by the members’ speeches on seven points of order, while the Code of Civil…

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Senate: Session’s Last Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, December 21, 2012: Starting an hour and four minutes late, the 7th and the last sitting of the 88th session of Senate was marked by low attendance as only six senators were present at the outset and 21 were there at the adjournment of the sitting.

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NA: Session’s Last Sitting Marked by Key Members’ Absence

ISLAMABAD, December 21, 2012: The 10th and the last sitting of the 48th session of the National Assembly was marked by low members’ attendance as the Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition, Speaker, Deputy Speaker along with the parliamentary leaders of MQM, MMAP, ANP, PMLF and BNPA did not attend the sitting.

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NA: Fair Trial Bill Passed Unanimously

ISLAMABAD, December 20, 2012: The National Assembly, which met for four hours, unanimously passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill 2012 in the ninth sitting of the 48th session.

The Standing Committee on Law and Justice presented its report on the bill which

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Sitting Adjourned Due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, December 20, 2012: The sixth sitting of the 43rd session starting an hour and 13 minutes late, was adjourned due to persistent lack of quorum, leaving most agenda on the orders of the day unaddressed.

In the 371 member house only five

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