Balochistan Assembly: Speaker, Deputy Speaker Elected Unopposed

ISLAMABAD, December 31, 2012: The first sitting of the 37th session on Monday elected unopposed the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker of Balochistan Assembly. The slot of Speaker became vacant on December 26 after the House adopted a no-trust motion against him. The incumbent Deputy Speaker was elected unopposed Speaker of the House as a…


Punjab Assembly: Low Attendance Persists

ISLAMABAD, December 28, 2012: Low attendance and key members’ absence continued to be the hallmark of the ongoing 43rd session of the Punjab Assembly as only five lawmakers were present at the outset and 27 at the time of adjournment of the 10th sitting. The Chief Minister, the Leader of


41% medical positions unoccupied

A report based on monitoring of 72 Tehsil Headquarter Hospitals in 55 districts in November

ISLAMABAD, December 27, 2012: Forty-one percent medical slots lay vacant in 72 Tehsil Headquarter Hospitals (THQs) – 777 staffers posted against the sanctioned 1,329 positions –


Punjab Assembly: Despite Low Attendance Nine Bill Passed

ISLAMABAD, December 27, 2012: The 9th sitting of the ongoing 43rd session was marked by low attendance as only six members were present at the outset and 35 were there at the time of adjournment.  Additionally, the Chief Minister, the Leader of the Opposition, the Speaker, and the parliamentary leaders of PML, MMAP and PMLZ…


No Confidence Motion against Speaker Adopted

ISLAMABAD, December 26, 2012: Meeting for 84 minutes, the 4th sitting of the ongoing 36th session of the Balochistan Assembly adopted a no-confidence motion against the Speaker of the Balochistan Assembly by a majority vote. As many as 49 MPAs -75%  of the total membership- voted on the motion. The Deputy Speaker chaired the sitting.…


KP Assembly: Sitting Offers Fateha for late Bashir Bilour

ISLAMABAD, December 24, 2012: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly did not take up any regular agenda scheduled for the seventh sitting of the 29th Session that held on Monday, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on the KP Assembly’s Proceedings.

The agenda was deferred due to


Surge in political violence claims 75 lives

Political violence in the third week of December affected 241 people in 41 incidents across the country, killing 75 people and injuring 166 others.

Twenty two incidents were reported in Sindh followed by 10 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, six in Balochistan, two in Federally


Balochistan Assembly: Two Treasury-Backed Bills Passed

ISLAMABAD, December 24, 2012: The 3rd sitting of the 36th session of the Balochistan Assembly which met for a short span witnessed the passage of two treasury-backed bills. Following the trend set in the previous sitting the house passed – the Balochistan Environmental Protection bill, 2012 and the Code of Civil Procedure (Balochistan Amendment) Bill,…