Finance Minister wraps up budget debate

ISLAMABAD, June 18, 2012: On the last day of general discussion on the budget in the Punjab Assembly, only four legislators (one percent of the total membership) were present in the House at the start of the sitting and 100 when it was adjourned on Monday.

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Sindh Assembly: Nine MPAs speak on Budget

ISLAMABAD, June 15, 2012: Starting 54 minutes behind schedule, the fifth sitting of Sindh Assembly’s 36th session met for two hours and 34 minutes on Friday, continued debate on budget.

Nine MPAs – six PPPP and three MQM – debated the budget for 89 minutes (58% of the sitting time).

The sitting

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KP Assembly: 741 Cut Motions moved on Budgetary Proposals

ISLAMABAD, June 15, 2012:  Starting 35 minutes late, the sixth sitting of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly’s 26th session, which met for two hours and 50 minutes, continued debate on budget on Friday.

Four MPAs – two ANP and one each of PPPP and PMLN– spoke on the budget for 41 minutes (24%

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Only 12% of MNAs debate budget

ISLAMABAD June 15, 2012: The Prime Minister’s contempt case and other political issues hampered the proceedings of the National Assembly’s budget session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report on 42nd session on Friday.

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Balochistan Assembly: Sitting meets for 65 minutes

ISLAMABAD, June 15, 2012: On the second day of general discussion on the budget in the Balochistan Assembly, 19 legislators were present in the House at the start of the sitting and 26 when it was adjourned on Friday.

Nine Members – four PML, two PPPP and one each of JUI

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Punjab Assembly: 12 MPAs speak on Budget

ISLAMABAD, June 15, 2012: On the fourth day of general discussion on the budget in the Punjab Assembly, only 12 legislators (three percent of the total membership) were present in the House at the start of the sitting and 17 when it was adjourned on Friday.

The Chief Minister was absent

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Low Government Oversight of Boys High Schools

Low Government Oversight of Boys High Schools

ISLAMABAD, June 14, 2012: Government and elected officials made 58 visits to 118 government boys’ high schools during the February-April 2012 quarter, which meant 60 schools were completely ignored, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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10 MPAs take part in budget debate

ISLAMABAD, June 14, 2012:  Starting 34 minutes late, the fifth sitting of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly’s 26th session, which met for four hours and seven minutes, continued debate on budget on Thursday.

Ten MPAs – three from ANP, two each from PMLN and MMA and one each from

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NA passes budget as opposition brings in no cut motions

ISLAMABAD, June 14, 2012: The National Assembly passed the Finance Bill 2012-13 during the last sitting of the 42nd session on Thursday as the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition and the parliamentary heads of PML, MQM, MMAP, ANP and PMLF remained absent.

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Lack of Quorum persists during budget debate

ISLAMABAD, June 14, 2012: On the third day of general discussion on the budget in the Punjab Assembly, only 14 legislators (four percent of the total membership) were present in the House at the start of the sitting and 19 when it was adjourned on Thursday.

The Chief Minister was absent

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