Balochistan Assembly: Low attendance marks first sitting

ISLAMABAD, September 18, 2012: Meeting for 60 minutes on Tuesday, the first sitting of the Balochistan Assembly’s 33rd session witnessed low attendance of Members. Fourteen Members (22% of the total Membership) were present at the start of the sitting while 16 (25%) were there when it was adjourned. The Balochistan Revenue Bill 2012 was not…

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21 commodities see price hike; 18 register drop

ISLAMABAD, September 17: Data collected for August shows the prices of 21 commodities went up as compared with the preceding month while those of 18 came down and 12 remained unchanged, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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45th Session of NA: 79 percent of agenda left unaddressed

Islamabad, September 14, 2012: The 45th session of the National Assembly was marked by low attendance of Members and protests by government allies and opposition parties, leaving 79% of the agenda appearing on the Orders of the Day unaddressed, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report.

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Punjab Assembly: Low Attendance Marks First Sitting

ISLAMABAD, September 14, 2012: Starting 25 minutes behind schedule, the first sitting of 41th session of the Punjab Assembly witnessed low attendance of MPAs with only 12 present at the outset and 32 when it was adjourned. Two resolutions – one on the factory fires in Karachi and Lahore and the other condemning the airing…

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Meningitis cases up 83% in June

Cases of meningitis almost doubled – 12 districts reporting 267 in June as compared with 132 in 11 districts recorded in the preceding month, a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report said Thursday. FAFEN governance monitors visited 96 health offices in as many districts to collect statistics on diseases.

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NA calls for probing factory fires in Karachi, Lahore

ISLAMABAD, September 13, 2012: The National Assembly, which met for three hours and 10 minutes during the last sitting of the 45th session, suspended the regular agenda and adopted two resolutions. Through a resolution the House called upon the governments of Sindh and Punjab to set up judicial commissions to probe factory fires in Karachi and Lahore which have claimed more than 270 lives.

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National Assembly: Most of the agenda left unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, September 12, 2011: The seventh sitting of the National Assembly’s 45th session, which met for three hours and 15 minutes, left most of the agenda unaddressed including four bills. The four bills on the orders of the day which were not taken up included the Charter of Child Rights Bill 2009 and the Abolition of Discretionary Quotas in Housing Schemes Bill 2011 along with the Federal Pension Bill 2012 and the Registration of Hajj Bill 2008.

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KP Assembly: Four bills passed

ISLAMABAD, September 10, 2012: Starting 57 minutes late, the seventh sitting of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly’s 27th session met for three hours and 10 minutes on Monday and passed four bills.

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Motion on law and order not discussed

ISLAMABAD, September 10, 2012: The National Assembly, which met for three hours during the sixth sitting of the 44th session, did not discuss the motion on law and order in the country. The government ally – ANP – continued its boycott of the proceedings over the issuance of local government ordinance in Sindh.

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