Nine MPAs Speak on Budget

ISLAMABAD, June 22, 2012: Starting an hour and 38 minutes behind schedule, the ninth sitting of Sindh Assembly’s 36th session met for two hours on Friday. Nine MPAs – five PPPP, two MQM and one each of PMLF and PML (F-B) – debated the budget for 93 minutes (78% of the sitting time). However, the…


38 MNAs abstain from voting for electing Prime Minister

ISLAMABAD, June 22, 2012: The 13th National Assembly elected the 25th Prime Minister of Pakistan on Friday during the 43rd session. Earlier, Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani was disqualified by the Supreme Court on June 19, 2012. Raja Pervaz Ashraf, the PPPP candidate and federal minister for Information Technology and former minister for Water and Power was elected as the premier of Pakistan.


House offers fateha for MPA; formal agenda left unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, June 21, 2012:  Starting 42 minutes late, the 11th sitting of the ongoing session, which met for only 36 minutes on Thursday offered condolences on a death of an MPA.

Six Members paid tribute to the deceased legislator during the sitting.


Punjab Assembly passes bills amid Quorum

ISLAMABAD, June 21, 2012: Starting two hours behind schedule, the 13th sitting of 38th session of the Punjab Assembly witnessed low attendance as the House passed eight Bills, including the Punjab Finance Bill 2012.

Only 34 Members (9% of the total membership of


KP Assembly Passes Budget

ISLAMABAD, June 20, 2012:  Starting 27 minutes late, the tenth sitting of the ongoing session, which met for six hours, passed the budget on Wednesday. The House approved 50 demands for grants during the sitting.

The long-stretched sitting witnessed low attendance of Members


Punjab Assembly passes budget amid two walkouts

ISLAMABAD, June 20, 2012: The Punjab Assembly on Wednesday passed the budget in the 12th sitting of the 38th session as the House witnessed two walkouts over burning of legislators’ homes in the province and use of indecent language against women MPAs.



Low interest in debate on budget

ISLAMABAD, June 20, 2012: Starting an hour and 50 minutes behind schedule, the eighth sitting of Sindh Assembly’s 36th session met for three hours and 50 minutes on Tuesday. Eleven MPAs debated the budget for 159 minutes (69% of the sitting time). Seven of these legislators belonged to PPPP, three MQM and one PMLF. However,…


Sitting adjourned on PM’s disqualification verdict

ISLAMABAD, June 19, 2012:  The ninth sitting of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s 26th session witnessed a five-minute protest by legislators shortly after the Prime Minister was disqualified by the Supreme Court. The sitting was adjourned after the protest.  

All MPAs, except those belonging to PMLN, walked out of