Senate: Two Bills Passed

ISLAMABAD, February 06, 2012: The Upper House passed the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan Bill 2012 and the Trade Organizations Bill 2012 in the 10th sitting of the 90th session, which met for two hours and nine minutes on Wednesday.

 Another bill, the


MPs asked four percent of 14,943 questions on Performance of Pakistan Railways

During the last five years, Pakistan Railways, which faced administrative and financial crisis, remained under scrutiny in the National Assembly. During the Question-Hour session, the parliamentarians inquired about the closure of Railways routes, financial difficulties, delay in salaries, corruption, land and property and other issues from the Ministry of Railways.


Sindh Assembly: Regular Agenda Suspended to Offer Condolences for Deceased MPA

ISLAMABAD, February 6, 2013: Starting an hour and 25 minutes behind schedule, the second sitting of the 40th session of Sindh Assembly suspended the regular agenda to offer condolences on the recent death of an MPA (PS-73 Dadu-III). Meeting for an hour and 20 minutes the House witnessed low attendance as only twenty-one Members were present at the outset while 89 were there at the adjournment.


National Assembly Suspends Regular Agenda Due to MNA Death

ISLAMABAD, February 04, 2013: Starting 36 minutes late, the National Assembly suspended its regular agenda to offer condolence on the death of an MNA from Balochistan.

 The 10th sitting of the ongoing 49th session, which met for 39 minutes on Monday, was marked by low attendance as only 53 members were


Sindh Assembly suspends regular agenda due to MPA death

ISLAMABAD, February 4, 2013: Starting an hour and 45 minutes behind schedule, the first sitting of Sindh Assembly’s 40th session met for an hour and 15 minutes on Monday offering condolences on the death of an MPA. A total of 69 Members were present at the start while 85 were there when the sitting was adjourned.


Political violence claims 73 lives, injures 20

Islamabad, February 04, 2013: Seventy-three people were killed in 43 incidents of political violence between January 26 and February 1, 2013, while another 20 were injured and one kidnapped.

Civilians remained the most affected, constituting 77% of the total victims, a 14% increase


National Assembly: Sitting Marked by Walkouts

ISLAMABAD, February 01, 2013: The 55-minute 9th sitting of the 49th session of National Assembly was marked by low attendance and walkouts. Sixty-two members were present at the outset while 55 were there at the time of adjournment. A maximum of 108 members were present at one point of sitting.


Senate: Fair Trial Bill Passed

ISLAMABAD, February 01, 2012: The Upper House passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill in the ninth sitting of the 90th session, which met for 57 minutes on Friday.

Already passed by the National Assembly, the bill provides for collection of evidence by


FAFEN Unveils Election Observation Methodology

ISLAMABAD, January 31, 2013: The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) hosted a Stakeholders Briefing today (Thursday) on the scope and methodology of FAFEN’s long-term observation of the Pakistan General Elections 2013. The objective of FAFEN’s long-term election observation is to facilitate all electoral