Low Attendance Persist in Upper House

ISLAMABAD, Feb 1, 2012: Marked by low attendance of Senators, the twelfth sitting of the Upper House’s 77th session witnessed walkout over increase in the prices of petroleum products. At the start of the sitting seven Senators were present and ten were there when it was adjourned.

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20 commodities register 7% price hike in January

ISLAMABAD, Feb 1: A Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report on Wednesday said prices of 20 commodities increased in January compared to the preceding month while those of 25 came down and seven remained unchanged.

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Points of Order consume half of the Sitting Time

ISLAMABAD, February 1, 2012: The National Assembly deferred the Constitution (Twentieth Amendment) Bill, 2012 till tomorrow during its first sitting of the 39th session on Wednesday. The sitting spanning two hours and 15 minutes was marked by low attendance with 32 Legislators present at the start and 131 were there when the session adjourned.

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Punjab Assembly Meets for 20 Minutes

ISLAMABAD, January 31, 2012: Starting two hours behind schedule, the ninth sitting of the Punjab Assembly met for only 20 minutes. It witnessed low attendance of Members as only 38 were present at the outset and 97 when it was adjourned.  

Balochistan Assembly Low Attendance Sitting Adopts Two Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, Jan 31: The third sitting of the Balochistan Assembly spanning two hours and 10 minutes witnessed low attendance. Only 14 Members were present at the outset and nine when the sitting was adjourned. The Quorum, visibly lacking at various stages of the sitting, was not pointed out by any of the MPAs. Twenty Points…

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Senate Low Attendance Persists

ISLAMABAD, January 31, 2012:  The 11th sitting of the Senate met for two hours and 40 minutes witnessed low attendance of Senators. Fifteen were present at the outset of the sitting while 27 at the adjournment.

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PA Assembly Low Attendance, Tussle Mar Proceedings

ISLAMABAD, January 30, 2012: The eighth sitting of the Punjab Assembly spanning three hours and 55 minutes witnessed low attendance. Only seven Members were present at the outset and 12 when the sitting was adjourned.  The Quorum was visibly lacking at various stages of the sitting. However, it was not pointed out by any of…

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Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

 ISLAMABAD, Jan 28: The second sitting of the Balochistan Assembly met for three hours and 18 minutes with low attendance of Members. A total of 11 Members at the outset and nine at the end of the sitting were present. Six Points of Order consumed 20 minutes of the sitting time. None of them attracted…

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Lack of Quorum Persists

ISLAMABAD, January 28, 2012:  The tenth sitting of the Senate met for an hour and five minutes with low attendance of Senators. Only 17 were present at the outset of the sitting while 16 present at the adjournment. The Quorum was visibly lacking at various stages during the sitting. However, this was not pointed out…

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