Only two Senators debate budget

ISLAMABAD, June 8, 2012: Senators on Friday showed less interest in debating the budget during the sixth sitting of the Upper House’s 82nd session on Friday. Starting 44 minutes late, the sitting met for an hour and 22 minutes, only two Senators spoke on the Annual Budget Statement.

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Low attendance and less interest of Members in budget sitting

ISLAMABAD, June 8, 2012: Only three legislators took part in the budget debate on Friday for less than hour as the National Assembly’s sixth sitting of the 42 session continued to witness low presence of Members. Only 71 legislators were present at the start of the sitting while 64 were there when it was adjourned.

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11% teaching posts vacant in girls high schools

ISLAMABAD, June 8: Eleven percent of the sanctioned teaching positions were vacant in government girls’ high schools monitored in April with 160 positions lying unoccupied in 55 schools against the sanctioned 1,390, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

The report said the FAFEN governance monitors who visited 25

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Only 13 MPAs present at start of sitting

ISLAMABAD, June 8, 2012: Starting an hour and 15 minutes behind schedule, the fourth sitting of Punjab Assembly’s 38th session was marked by low attendance of MPAs. It was adjourned because of lack of Quorum.   

Only 13 legislators present at the outset

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82% MPAs attend Budget Speech Sitting

ISLAMABAD, June 8, 2012:  The Provincial Minister for Finance presented the budget during the first sitting of the 26th session of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Friday.

Starting 25 minutes late, the sitting lasted two hours. The Finance Minister presented the budget in

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Only Six Legislators take part in Budget Debate

ISLAMABAD, June 7, 2012: Legislators’ low attendance persisted during the fifth sitting of the ongoing National Assembly’s budget session. Only 65 legislators were present at the start of the sitting while 70 were there when it was adjourned. Starting 25 minutes late, the House met for three and 38 minutes.

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Two bills passed; MQM walkout over law and order

ISLAMABAD, June 7, 2012: Starting an hour and 20 behind schedule, the first sitting of Sindh Assembly’s 36th session passed two Bills as the MQM legislators walked out of the House over the issue of law and order in Karachi. The House, which met for two hours and 10 minutes on Thursday, also unanimously passed…

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Five bills passed amid lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, June 7, 2012: Starting an hour and 35 minutes behind schedule, the third sitting of Punjab Assembly’s 38th session passed five Bills amid lack of Quorum.   

Only 22 legislators present at the outset of the sitting and 59 when it was

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Fruit prices register hike in May

ISLAMABAD, June 6: The price of monitored fruit registered a hike in May as compared to April 2012 with kinnow registering the highest increase of 30% followed by bananas (28%), dark red apples (25%) and golden apples (11%), says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

The report released Wednesday

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