Points of Order Consume 60% of Third Sitting Time

ISLAMABAD, December 19, 2011: The National Assembly met for two hours and 11 minutes during the third sitting of the ongoing 37th session. The sitting witnessed low attendance of Members, with only 45 Legislators were present at the start, while 44 were present when the sitting was adjourned.

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Boys’ secondary schools need more scientific apparatus, libraries and playgrounds

ISLAMABAD, DEC 19: Libraries, playgrounds and apparatus for laboratories were found lacking in some of the 109 boys’ secondary schools monitored nationwide in November, according to a monitoring report of Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Monday. The report said nearly two-fifths of the monitored schools did not have libraries, adding that it is important to encourage students to read books other than those prescribed by the syllabus to broaden their horizons.

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Assembly meets for 20 Minutes

ISLAMABAD, Dec 17: The third sitting of the Balochistan Assembly met for only 20 minutes with low attendance of Members. A total of 13 Members at the outset and 14 at the end of the sitting were present. The Question Hour was not held during the sitting. Six Points of Order were raised, which consumed…

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Sindh Assembly Low Attendance Sitting Meets for 119 Minutes

ISLAMABAD, Dec 16:  The first sitting of the Sindh Assembly met for an hour and 59 minutes with low attendance of Members. A total of 28 Members at the outset and 62 at the end of the sitting were present. A total of nine questions were listed for the Question Hour. However, only five questions…

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Low attendance persists

ISLAMABAD, December 16, 2011: The National Assembly met for two hours and five minutes during the second sitting of the ongoing 37th session. The sitting witnessed low attendance of Members, with only 39 Parliamentarians present at the start, while 92 were present when it was adjourned.  The Quorum was visibly lacking at various stages of…

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Points of Order consume entire sitting time

ISLAMABAD, Dec 15:  The second sitting of the Balochistan Assembly met for an hour and 18 minutes with low attendance of Members. A total of 14 Members at the outset and 15 at the end of the sitting were present. None of the four Questions on the Orders of the Day were taken up, as…

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First Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, December 15, 2011: The National Assembly met for three hours and 28 minutes during the first sitting of the 37th session on Thursday, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on the National Assembly Proceedings.

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Dispensaries lack basic medicines; patients complain of overcharging

ISLAMABAD, Dec 14: A Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report on Wednesday said basic medical equipment and free medicines were not available in 145 dispensaries visited nationwide in October this year. The report said items indispensable for protection from germs and transmission of communicable diseases like sterilizers and syringe cutters were not available, nor were free medicines prescribed by doctors.

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Three polio cases confirmed in September

ISLAMABAD, December 7: Three cases of polio were confirmed in September this year – two in Killa Abdullah district in Balochistan and another in Punjab’s Lodhran district, a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report on government healthcare facilities said on Wednesday.

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Increase in Prices of 22 Commodities/Services

ISLAMABAD, December 1: A Free and Fair Election Network report said Thursday prices of 22 commodities/services had increased by 8 percent in November 2011 compared to the prices in the preceding month. The report said fruits, cooked items, vegetables, milk and medical services registered an increase in prices while those of some rice varieties, sweeteners, firewood, spices and condiments went down by 4 percent.

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