Senate: All Agenda Items Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, October 15, 2012: Starting 41 minutes late, the sixth sitting of ongoing 86th session met for an hour and three minutes on Monday continued to witness low attendance of Senators. Only four legislators were present at the outset and 21 were there at the adjournment.

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National Assembly: Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2011 passed

ISLAMABAD, October 14, 2012: The National Assembly, which met for two hours and 27 minutes during the third sitting of the 47th session, unanimously passed the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2011. Additionally, the Federal Public Service Commission (Amendment) Bill 2010 was not taken up by the House.

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National Assembly: Low Attendance Persists

ISLAMABAD, October 12, 2012: The National Assembly, which met for an hour and 25 minutes during the sixth sitting of the ongoing session, witnessed low attendance of Members. Only 92 (27%) Members were present at the outset while there were 90 (26%) at the end of the sitting

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Sitting Marked by Low Attendance of Senators

ISLAMABAD, October 12, 2012: Starting 30 minutes late, the fifth sitting of ongoing 86th session on Friday continued to witness low attendance of Senators as only eight were present at the outset and 15 were there at the adjournment of the sitting.

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Vegetables see price hike; fruit registers drop

ISLAMABAD, October 11: The prices of vegetables increased in September as compared with August – onions up 14%, tomatoes (12%) and potatoes (6%), a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report says. The report released on Thursday said the July-September 2012 quarter saw a continuous increase in vegetable prices.

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National Assembly: Low Interest of MPs in Parliamentary Session

ISLAMABAD, October 11, 2012: The National Assembly, which met for two hour and 14 minutes during the fifth sitting of the ongoing session, continued to witness low interest of legislators. Only 88 Members were present at the outset of the sitting while 45 were there at the adjournment.

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Senate: Low Attendance Persists

ISLAMABAD, October 11, 2012: Starting 41 minutes late, the fourth sitting of ongoing 86th session on Thursday witnessed low attendance of Senators. At the start of the sitting only three Senators were present and 18 were there when it was adjourned.

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National Assembly: Attack on Malala condemned

ISLAMABAD, October 10, 2012: The National Assembly on Wednesday unanimously adopted a supplementary
resolution to condemn the attack on 14-year old Malala Yousafzai. After the House suspended the usual proceedings, 60% of the sitting time was consumed by debate on the resolution – an hour and 33

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National Assembly: All Agenda Items Left Unaddressed

The National Assembly, which met for an hour and 39 minutes during the third sitting of the ongoing session, did not take up any of the agenda items listed for the Orders of the Day. A total of 36 Items appeared on the agenda, including four bills and six resolutions, which were left unaddressed. The sitting was also marked by low attendance of Members as 82 were present at the start and 72 at the adjournment.

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Senate: Relatively Better Attendance Observed

ISLAMABAD, October 9, 2012: Starting an hour late, the second sitting of 86th session on Tuesday witnessed relatively better attendance of Senators towards the end of the sitting – 40– than the previous sitting. However, only 16 were present at the outset of the sitting.

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