Only Four Legislators Debate on the National Security Report

ISLAMABAD, March 28, 2012: Starting 63 minutes behind schedule, the Joint Sitting of the Parliament met for two hours and 16 minutes on Wednesday. Out of the 246 legislators attending the sitting, only four legislators – two each of the Senate and National Assembly – spoke on the report of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security for 47 minutes (35% of sitting time).

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Sitting Marked by Protests by ANP and MQM

ISLAMABAD, March 27, 2012: Starting an hour and 50 minutes behind schedule, the Joint Sitting of the Parliament met for three hour and 12 minutes as it witnessed two walkouts and passed a bill on Tuesday. The legislators of ANP and MQM respectively walked out of the House over delay in starting the sitting and the law and order Karachi.

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Points of Order consume 81% of sitting time

ISLAMABAD, March 26, 2012: Starting two hours and 20 minutes behind schedule, the Joint Sitting of the Parliament met for three hour and five minutes. Twenty-six Points of Order consumed 81% of the sitting time. However, none of the Points of Order raised attracted the Chair’s formal ruling.

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Points of Order consume more than two-third of sitting time

ISLAMABAD, March 24: The fourth sitting of Balochistan Assembly’s 31st session, starting 55 minutes behind schedule, met for an hour and 17 minutes on Saturday. The sitting witnessed low attendance as 20 Members were present at the outset and 15 when it was adjourned. Eleven Points of Order consumed 60 minutes of the sitting time.…

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Most schools in 85 districts without playgrounds

ISLAMABAD – Ninety five boys’ primary schools out of 161 monitored across 85 districts in January 2012 were found to be without playgrounds, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report released on Thursday. Similarly, 38 schools had no arrangements for clean drinking water for students while only eight had sanitary workers.

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MPA unseated because of Continuous Absence

ISLAMABAD, March 22: The 14th sitting of Sindh Assembly’s 34th session, which met for two hours on Thursday, passed a motion to unseat former Chief Minister and the Parliamentary Leader of PML (F-B), Arbab Ghulam Rahim, because of continuous absence from the House. The Speaker informed the House that he has received a report from…

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Sitting passes Resolution to extend deadline for verifying voter lists

ISLAMABAD, March 21: Starting an hour and 28 minutes behind schedule, the 13th sitting of Sindh Assembly’s 34th session, which met for an hour and 42 minutes on Wednesday, unanimously passed a resolution on extending the deadline for verifying the voter lists. The resolution demanded to extend the deadline by a month for correcting and…

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Difficult Agenda, Firm Response Another Year of Political Consensus

ISLAMABAD, March 20, 2012: Geo-strategic challenges, national security, political instability, civil-military relations and executive-judiciary tension largely defined the agenda for the 13th National Assembly during its fourth parliamentary year that ended on March 17, according to a preliminary report released by Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Tuesday.

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Parliament’s Joint Sitting Meets for 62 Minutes

ISLAMABAD, March 20, 2012: Starting 45 minutes behind schedule, the Joint Sitting of the Parliament met for an hour and two minutes. A total of 172 (combined of both the Houses) Members were present at the start while 185 were there when the sitting was adjourned. A maximum of 207 Members were present during a point of the sitting.

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Sindh Assembly Passes Two Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, March 20: Starting an hour and 30 minutes behind schedule, the 12th sitting of Sindh Assembly’s 34th session, which met for three hours and 13 minutes on Tuesday, unanimously passed two resolutions. The Quorum, visibly lacking at various stages during the sitting, was not pointed out by any of the Member. The first Resolution…

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