Senate: Low Attendance Persists

ISLAMABAD, November 20, 2012: Starting 32 minutes late, the ninth sitting of 87th session on Monday witnessed low attendance of Senators. Only four were present at the outset while 28 were there at the adjournment. The sitting witnessed a five-minute token protest by a PPPP Member over not getting the permission to speak regarding the judiciary.

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Points of order consume 37% of the session time

ISLAMABAD, November 20, 2012: The 47th session of the National Assembly witnessed the passage of five bills as 64% of the agenda was not taken up while low attendance persisted, says a preliminary report issued by the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Tuesday.

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Most of Agenda Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, November 20, 2012: Most of the agenda appearing on Orders of the Day was left un-addressed in the last sitting of the 47th session of National Assembly which began 35 minutes after the stipulated time amid low attendance, observed Free and Fair Election

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Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, November 19, 2012: Starting 50 minutes late, the eighth sitting of 87th session on Monday witnessed low attendance of Senators. Only 11 were present at the outset while 18 were there at the adjournment.

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Low Attendance Persists in NA Sitting

ISLAMABAD, November 19, 2012: Starting 43 minutes behind the scheduled time, the sixth sitting of the 47th session passed two Bills, and adopted a Resolution condemning the killing of a Dunya TV correspondent in Panjor, Balochistan.

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Senate: Sitting marked by low attendance

ISLAMABAD, November 16, 2012: Starting 35 minutes behind the schedule the seventh sitting of 87th session passed the Airports Security Force (Amendment) Bill 2012 on Friday. However the House continued to witness low attendance of Senators. Only four Senators were present at the outset and 25 were there when the sitting was adjourned.

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Disease Burden Down in August

A report based on monitoring of 92 health offices in as many districts across Pakistan in August ISLAMABAD, November 16, 2012: Disease burden in August decreased on average by 3% in each district – 2,435,833 cases reported across 92 districts compared with the preceding month’s figures of 2,470,345 in 90 districts says a Free and Fair Election (FAFEN)…

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SPLGO provokes tumult in Sindh Assembly session

KARACHI, November 15, 2012: The first sitting of Sindh Assembly’s 39th session convened to debate the Sindh Peoples Local Government ordinance 2012 met for four hours and 48 minutes on Thursday. The members of ANP, NPP, PMLF and PML staged three walkouts, demanding the allotment of opposition seats by the speaker. Three bills appeared on…

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