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)

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Low interest in budget session

ISLAMABAD, June 6, 2012: The fourth sitting of the National Assembly’s budget session was marked by low attendance. Only 35 legislators were present at the start of the sitting while 158 were there when it was adjourned.

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Only two Senators debate budget; low attendance

ISLAMABAD, June 6, 2012: Starting 45 minutes late, the fourth sitting of the Senate’s 82nd session, which met for an hour and 27 minutes, witnessed low attendance and a protest by PMLN. Only eight legislators present at the start and 26 when the sitting was adjourned. A maximum of 42 Senators were observed at any time of the sitting.

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13 Bills on the Agenda remain unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, June 6, 2012: Starting an hour and 25 minutes behind schedule, the second sitting of Punjab Assembly’s 38th session left 13 Bills appearing on the Orders of the Day unaddressed.

The sitting witnessed low attendance with only 14 legislators present at the

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Sitting marked by protests by PMLN and MQM

ISLAMABAD, June 5, 2012: The third sitting of the National Assembly’s ongoing budget session was marked by protests by PMLN and a walkout by MQM. PMLN legislators staged a protest against the budget and the Prime Minister as loud sloganeering against the government continued for 44 minutes.

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Budget debate amid low attendance

ISLAMABAD, June 5, 2012: Starting an hour and seven minutes late, the third sitting of Senate’s 82nd session, which met for an hour and 51 minutes, debated budget amid low attendance by Senators on Tuesday. With only nine legislators present at the start and 26 when the sitting was adjourned, a maximum of 42 Senators were observed at any time of the sitting.

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Low attendance marks first sitting of PA

ISLAMABAD, June 5, 2012: Starting two hours and 20 minutes behind schedule, the first sitting of Punjab Assembly’s 38th session witnessed low attendance with 52 legislators present at the outset and only 27 when it was adjourned.

Additionally the Chief Minister and the

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Increase in FIRs for crimes against women

ISLAMABAD, June 4: Reportage of crimes against women registered an increase in March with an average 17 First Information Reports (FIRs) lodged per district as compared to the preceding month when 10 FIRs were filed, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

The report released Monday said that although

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Leader of the Opposition stays away from 2nd Sitting

ISLAMABAD, June 04, 2012: The Leader of the Opposition who traditionally opens the debate on budget did not attend the first sitting on Monday after the presentation of budget two days back. Starting an hour and 15 minutes late, the Lower House met for three and 26 minutes. It witnessed low attendance.

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Leader of the Opposition speaks on budget for 77% of sitting time

ISLAMABAD, June 4, 2012: Starting 45 minutes late, the second sitting of Senate’s 82nd session, which met for three hours and eight minutes, witnessed low attendance by Senators on Monday. With 16 legislators present at the start and 24 when the sitting was adjourned, a maximum of 46 Senators were observed at any time of the sitting.

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