Low Attendance Persists in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, December 13, 2012: The National Assembly, which met for an hour and 48 minutes during the fourth sitting of the 48th session, presented a Standing Committee report on the Constitution (Twenty-first Amendment) Bill 2012 in the House.

However, the Gwadar Port Authority Bill 2012 was not

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Punjab Assembly: Most of the agenda left unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, December 13, 2012: Starting two hours and 50 minutes behind schedule, the first sitting of the 43rd session witnessed low attendance of legislators as most of the agenda was left unaddressed.

Forty-seven members were present at the outset while there were 21 at the end of

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First Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, December 12, 2012: Starting 35 minutes late, the first sitting of Senate’s 88th session was marked by low attendance of Senators.

Only six legislators were present when the sitting started whereas 15 were there at the time of adjournment.

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NA: Bill Unanimously Passed

ISLAMABAD, December 12, 2012: Starting an hour and 16 minutes late, the third sitting of the 48th session unanimously passed the Pakistan Coinage (Amendment) Bill, 2011.

 Another Bill – the Foreign Exchange Regulation (Amendment) Bill 2012 –

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BHUs lack trained staff for disease control programs

ISLAMABAD, December 11, 2012: Half of the monitored Basic Health Units (BHUs) did not have specially trained staff to treat tuberculosis (TB) patients while around one-third lacked staff to run the Control of Diarrheal Disease (CDD) and Malaria Control Programs (MCP), says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report released here on Tuesday.

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Most of Agenda Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, December 11, 2012: The 2nd NA sitting left 76% of the agenda unaddressed listed on the Orders of the Day. Like previous Private Members’ Days, the agenda for the sitting was set ambitiously which cannot be taken up during a span of a single sitting. The House did not

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Low attendance sitting meets for 55 minutes

ISLAMABAD, December 11, 2012: Meeting for just 55 minutes, the 2nd sitting of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly’s 29th session was marked by the low attendance and ministerial absence. Only 33 of the total 124 members were present when the sitting started while 45 were there at

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First Sitting of KP Assembly Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, December 10, 2012: Starting 47 minutes late, the first sitting of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly’s 29th session met for an hour and 33 minutes witnessing low attendance of Members, as only 30% of the total Membership – 124 – were present at the outset and 36% at the adjournment of the sitting.

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Sindh Assembly: Two Resolutions adopted unanimously

ISLAMABAD, December 7, 2012: Starting an hour and 35 minutes late, the Sindh Assembly on Friday unanimously adopted resolution calling for rejecting the construction of Kalabagh Dam in the third sitting of 39th session. The resolution called upon the federal government to abandon the project of constructing the dam.

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