Killed, 21 injured in political violence

ISLAMABAD, January 26, 2013: Twenty-seven political violence incidents between January 19 and 25 claimed 39 lives and injured 21 others across the country. Just as it was in the preceding week, civilians remained the major target constituting 63% of the total victims followed by

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Senate: All Agenda Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, January 28, 2013: Starting 56 minute late, the 5th sitting of the 90th session of Senate was marked by low attendance and unaddressed agenda. Only four Senators were present at the start while 15 were there at the time of adjournment. A maximum of 36 Senators were

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Senate: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance, Walkouts

ISLAMABAD, January 24, 2012: Starting 32 minutes late, the fourth sitting of Senate’s 90th session was marked by low attendance and walkouts. Only eight senators in the 104-member House were present at the outset and 11 at the adjournment. A maximum of 39 Senators (38%) were present at

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National Assembly: Most of Agenda Taken up

ISLAMABAD, January 24, 2013: The National Assembly addressed five of the seven agenda items appearing on the agenda in the fourth sitting of the ongoing 49th session, which met for an hour and 22 minutes on Thursday.

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Senate: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, January 23, 2012: Starting 52 minutes late, the 3rd sitting of the 90th session of Senate was marked by low attendance as only 10 senators were present at the outset and 19 at the adjournment. Senators raised 11 points of order which consumed 58% of the sitting

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Low government oversight in girls primary schools

A report based on monitoring of 170 government girls’ primary schools in 95 districts across Pakistan in December 2012

ISLAMABAD, 22nd January 2013: One hundred and five of the monitored 170 government girls’ primary schools received no oversight visit by any government/elected official during September-November 2012 quarter says a

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Senate: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, January 22, 2013: The 2nd sitting of the 90th session of Senate was marked by passage of a treasury-backed bill as low senators’ attendance was observed.

The house passed the Pakistan Academy of Letters Bill 2012 already approved by the National Assembly in November, last year. The bill seeks to

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