DHQs Lack Specialized Medical Services

A report based on monitoring of 65 District Head Quarters Hospitals across Pakistan in December 2012.

ISLAMABAD, 2nd March 2013: At least 45% District Headquarter Hospitals (DHQs) did not have cardiology, chest specialist, orthopedic and psychiatry departments, says a Free and Fair Election (FAFEN) report.

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National Assembly Leaves Most of Agenda Items Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, March 1, 2013: Starting 40 minutes late, the 10th sitting of ongoing 50th session which met for an hour and six minutes on Friday left most of the agenda unaddressed. The sitting also witnessed low attendance as 57 legislators were present at the start while 35 were there at the adjournment.

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16 out of 23 Recorded Postings and Transfers among Police in Punjab

ISLAMABAD, March 1, 2013: 23 postings and transfers recorded in 11 districts across Pakistan. Eight of the districts were in Punjab, two in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), and one in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Pre-Election Update 7.

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National Assembly: Amid low attendance three bills passed

ISLAMABAD, February 28, 2013: Starting 49 minutes late, the ninth sitting of the 50th National Assembly session which met for three hours and six minutes on Thursday witnessed the passage of three bills amid low attendance of members.

The house passed two government bills – the Federal

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Sindh Assembly: Jinnah Sindh Medical University Bill Passed

ISLAMABAD, February 28, 2013: Starting an hour and 35 minutes late, the 14th sitting of the Sindh Assembly’s 40th session passed the Jinnah Sindh Medical University Bill 2013 amid protest by MQM.

Fifty-five Members were present at the start while 76 were there at adjournment. Out of

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Sindh Assembly: Five Bills Passed

ISLAMABAD, February 27, 2013: Starting an hour and 13 minutes late, the 13th sitting of the Sindh Assembly’s 40th session passed five bills and adopted two resolutions, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet based on Direct Observation of Sindh Assembly.

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Senate: Low Attendance Persists

ISLAMABAD, February 27, 2013: Starting 52 minutes late, the 8th sitting of the ongoing Senate session was marked by low attendance. Only 11 senators were present at the outset while 22 were there at the adjournment. The quorum was visibly lacking at various stages of the sitting. However

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National Assembly: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, February 27, 2013: Starting 50 minutes late, the eighth sitting of the 50th National Assembly session which met for two hours and 15 minutes on Wednesday witnessed low attendance of Members. Only 60 legislators were present at the outset and 61 were there at the adjournment.

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Punjab Assembly: Session prorogued after first sitting

ISLAMABAD, February 26, 2013:  The Punjab Assembly’s 45th session was prorogued aftre the first sitting, leaving most of the agenda unaddressed. The question hour was the only agenda item taken up during the sitting as a representative of the Department of Higher Education responded to one of two questions brought on the floor. The assembly…

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