Low Attendance of Senators Persists

ISLAMABAD, January 18, 2012:  The second sitting of the Senate met for three hours and 25 minutes with low attendance of Senators. Only 13 were present at the outset of the sitting while 26 present at the adjournment.

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Sitting Witnesses Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, January 18, 2012: The Sindh Assembly met for three hours and 20 minutes during the 15th sitting of the ongoing session on Wednesday. Out of the 15 questions listed for the Question Hour, 11 were put up and responded by relevant ministries. Fifty supplementary questions were raised during the sitting. An Adjournment Motion about…

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Many BHUs lack maternal health services

ISLAMABAD, January 18: A Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report on Wednesday said some maternity services were found lacking in Basic Health Units (BHUs) observed in December 2011. FAFEN Governance Monitors visited 133 BHUs in 87 districts nationwide- 65 in 34 districts in Punjab, 28 in 21 districts in KP, 24 in 16 districts in Sindh, 13 in as many districts in Balochistan and three in as many agencies in FATA.

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House Leaves Most of Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, January 17, 2012: The National Assembly met for an hour and one minute during the fourth sitting on Tuesday. The sitting, which started 19 minutes late, witnessed low attendance of Members. Only 61 Legislators were present at the start and 97 when the sitting was adjourned. The Agenda for the sitting was set ambitiously, as the House left most of the 45 items on the Orders of the Day unaddressed.

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Low Attendance of Senators Observed

ISLAMABAD,January 17, 2012:  The first sitting of Senate met for two hours and 58 minutes with low attendance of Senators. Only 16 were present at the start and 28 when the sitting was adjourned.

Thirty-three questions were listed

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Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, January 17, 2012: The Sindh Assembly met for three hours and 18 minutes during the 14th sitting of the ongoing session on Tuesday. The House adopted a Resolution paying tribute to the late Pir

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NA Adopts Pro-Democracy Resolution; PMLN/PPPS walkout

ISLAMABAD, January 16, 2012: The National Assembly during the third sitting adopted a Resolution regarding the supremacy of democracy. A total of six Members – including the PM, the Leader of the Opposition, the parliamentary leaders of ANP and PPPS, and a Member of PMLN and MMAP – spoke on the Resolution for 80 minutes. The PMLN and PPPS Members staged a walkout protesting the Resolution.

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Sitting adjourned due to MPA’s death

ISLAMABAD, January 16, 2012: The Sindh Assembly that met for 25 minutes, its 13th sitting of the ongoing session, was adjourned until Tuesday due to the death of PPPP MPA Syed Mohsin Shah Bukhari. There were a total of 36 Members present at the start of the sitting and 50 at the end. Only the…

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Points of Order consume 71% of sitting time

ISLAMABAD, January 13, 2012: The National Assembly witnessed relatively better attendance of Members during the 2nd sitting of the ongoing session. A total of 141 Legislators were present at the start of the sitting while 212 were there at the end. With the exception of the parliamentary leader of MMAP, all other leaders were present.

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Agenda unaddressed due to Pir Pagara’s death

ISLAMABAD, January 13, 2012: The Sindh Assembly met for 25 minutes, its 12th sitting of the ongoing session. There were a total of 47 Members present at the start of the sitting and 69 at the end. The sitting was adjourned until Monday after fathea was offered for the Pir Pagara Syed Shah Mardan Shah-II.…

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