Law and order debate lasts just 91 minutes

ISLAMABAD, May 9, 2012: Low attendance of Members, late starts, Points of Order interrupting regular proceedings and a brief discussion on law and order marked the Sindh Assembly’s 35th session as it adopted a Resolution backing the Prime Minister as democratically elected chief executive, says a

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Walkouts by coalition partners and opposition

ISLAMABAD, May 9, 2012: The seventh sitting of Senate’s 81st session, which met for two hours and 17 minutes, witnessed walkouts by the opposition and the coalition partners of the government over the prime minister’s conviction and the provincial autonomy.

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PA meets for 80 minutes; adopts Resolutions on provinces

ISLAMABAD, May 9, 2012: Starting two hours and 20 minutes behind schedule, the first sitting of 37th session of the Punjab Assembly unanimously passed two Resolutions on restoring the Bahawalpur province and creating a new one in South Punjab.  The sitting, which lasted an hour and 20 minutes on Wednesday, witnessed relatively better attendance of…

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KP Assembly passes Local Government Bill

ISLAMABAD, May 8, 2012:  The third sitting of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly’s 25th session, which met for an hours and 50 minutes, on Tuesday passed the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Local Government Bill 2012 and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cessation of Payment of Arrears on Advance Increments on Higher

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Four-year performance report on Sindh govt presented

ISLAMABAD, May 8, 2012: Starting 120 minutes behind schedule, the ninth sitting of Sindh Assembly’s 35th session, which met for three hours and 45 minutes on Tuesday, debated the law and order in the province for 40 minutes. The sitting was marked by low attendance – 20 legislators were present at the start while 63…

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Child mortality on the rise

A report based on the monitoring of 74 health facilities in as many districts across Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, May 8: Of the 74 districts monitored in February, five reported 189 incidents of child mortality as compared to the preceding month when 157 children died in seven districts. Also, 51

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76% of agenda items remained unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, May 7, 2012: The National Assembly’s first session of the fifth parliamentary year from April 25 to May 4 witnessed a chaotic start, leaving 76% of the Agenda items unaddressed, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) preliminary report on Monday.  

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