47 killed while 48 injured in first week of December

Islamabad, December 19, 2012: From December 1-7, 2012, political violence affected 106 people in 35 incidents throughout Pakistan.Of these 106 victims, 47 were killed and another 47 were injured while the remaining 12 werekidnapped. Though seven districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa reported incidents of

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Almost Half of Sitting Time Consumed by Points of Order

ISLAMABAD, December 19, 2012: Starting 33 minutes late, the 8th sitting of the ongoing National Assembly session continued to witness the low attendance of members as only 42 members (13% of the total membership) were present at the outset whereas 52 (16%) were there when the

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Low Attendance Sitting Meets for 28 minutes

ISLAMABAD, December 18, 2012: Only four legislators were observed to be present at the start of the 4th sitting of the ongoing 43rd Punjab Assembly session. Starting an hour and 55 minutes, the sitting met only for 28 minutes. The sitting was marked by low interest of MPAs as most of the agenda items were…

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KP Assembly: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance of MPAs

ISLAMABAD, December 18, 2012: Starting 60 minutes late, the 5th sitting of the ongoing Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly’s 29th session continued to witness low attendance of members as only 28 were present at the outset and 31 at the adjournment of the sitting.

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Cheating cases increase 40% in September

A report based on crime statistics collected from 92 DPO offices in September 

ISLAMABAD, December 18, 2012: Cheating incidents increased 40% in September – 37 districts reporting 518 First Information Reports (FIRs) as compared with

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National Assembly: 84% of Agenda Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, December 18, 2012: The 7th sitting of the ongoing National Assembly session was marked by low attendance of members. Only 30 legislators were present at the start of the sitting while 81 were there when the sitting was adjourned. Additionally, the Prime Minister, the Leader

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4th KP Assembly Sitting Marked by Ministerial Absence

ISLAMABAD, December 17, 2012: Starting 35 minutes late, the 4th sitting of the ongoing Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly’s 29th session continued to witness absence of ministers. However, all starred questions (requiring oral replies) were taken up and responded to by the relevant ministries.

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Private Members’ Day Witnesses Low Attendance of Senators

ISLAMABAD, December 17, 2012: Only four Senators were observed to be present at the outset of the 4th sitting of the ongoing Senate’s session, which met for two hours and seven minutes. The sitting, which started 41 minutes late, adopted a Resolution to establish shelter houses

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Despite Low Attendance Trade Development Authority Bill Passed

ISLAMABAD, December 17, 2012: Starting 35 minutes late, the 6th sitting of the ongoing National Assembly session did not discuss the motion on law and order in the country. The sitting was also marked by low attendance as only 41 legislators were present at the start of the sitting while

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PA Leaves Most of Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, December 17, 2012: Starting an hour and 30 minutes late, the third sitting of the 43rd session witnessed low attendance of members. The house did not address most of the agenda items which appeared on the List of Business.

 The house did

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