Senate passes the Drug Regulatory Authority Bill 2012

ISLAMABAD, October 17, 2012: Starting 35 minutes late, the eighth sitting of ongoing 86th session met for three hours and 25 minutes on Wednesday as it continued to witness low attendance of Senators. Only four legislators were present at the outset and 17 were there at the adjournment.

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46th Session of NA leaves 82% of agenda unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, October 17: The 46th session of the National Assembly was marked by the passage of the private member’s Abolition of Discretionary Quotas in Housing Schemes Bill amid low members’ attendance and late starts, while 82% of the regular agenda was left unaddressed, says Free and Fair Election Network in its preliminary report on direct observation of National Assembly.

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Senate Debates Floods in Balochistan

ISLAMABAD, October 16, 2012: Starting 45 minutes behind schedule, the seventh sitting of the ongoing 86th session met for two hours and 30 minutes on Tuesday. Members debated the aftermath of floods in Balochistan.

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National Assembly: Last Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, October 16, 2012: Starting an hour and 12 minutes late, the last sitting of the 46th session which met for two hours and 58 minutes on Tuesday witnessed low attendance of Members. Only 68 legislators were present at the outset and 78 were there at the adjournment.

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Senate: All Agenda Items Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, October 15, 2012: Starting 41 minutes late, the sixth sitting of ongoing 86th session met for an hour and three minutes on Monday continued to witness low attendance of Senators. Only four legislators were present at the outset and 21 were there at the adjournment.

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National Assembly: Low Attendance Persists

ISLAMABAD, October 15, 2012: Starting an hour and 10 minutes late, the seventh sitting of ongoing 46th session which met for two hours and 15 minutes on Monday witnessed low attendance of Members in the National Assembly. Only 47 legislators were present at the outset and 75 were there at the adjournment.

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Low attendance of members observed

ISLAMABAD, October 15, 2012: Starting 30 minutes behind schedule the fourth sitting of the 47th session witnessed low attendance of members as 28 were present at start and 30 were there at the adjournment.

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National Assembly: Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2011 passed

ISLAMABAD, October 14, 2012: The National Assembly, which met for two hours and 27 minutes during the third sitting of the 47th session, unanimously passed the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2011. Additionally, the Federal Public Service Commission (Amendment) Bill 2010 was not taken up by the House.

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Sitting Marked by Low Attendance of Senators

ISLAMABAD, October 12, 2012: Starting 30 minutes late, the fifth sitting of ongoing 86th session on Friday continued to witness low attendance of Senators as only eight were present at the outset and 15 were there at the adjournment of the sitting.

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National Assembly: Low Attendance Persists

ISLAMABAD, October 12, 2012: The National Assembly, which met for an hour and 25 minutes during the sixth sitting of the ongoing session, witnessed low attendance of Members. Only 92 (27%) Members were present at the outset while there were 90 (26%) at the end of the sitting

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