Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, January 27, 2012:  The ninth sitting of the Senate met for two hours and 10 minutes with low attendance of Senators. Only 14 were present at the outset of the sitting while 22 present at the adjournment.

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Murder, attempted murder remained widespread during November 2011

ISLAMABAD, Jan 27: A Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report on Friday said murder, attempted murder and hurt were the most widely reported crimes in November 2011. It said 743 First Information Reports (FIRs) were filed for murder and 920 for attempted murder in 72 of the 81 monitored districts.

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Only 11% MPAs Attend Sitting

ISLAMABAD, January 27, 2012: The seventh sitting of the Punjab Assembly spanning an hour and 40 minutes witnessed low attendance. Only six Members were present at the outset and 29 when the sitting was adjourned.   The lack of Quorum pointed out by a PPPP Member prompted adjournment. Thirty-four questions were listed for the Question…

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Low Attendance of Senators Observed

ISLAMABAD, January 26, 2012:  The eighth sitting of the Senate met for an hour and six minutes with low attendance of Senators. Only four were present at the outset of the sitting while 22 present at the adjournment.

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17 cases of suspected AIDS reported in Sargodha and Gujrat Districts in November 2011

ISLAMABAD, Jan 26: A Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report on Thursday said new cases of suspected AIDS, polio and probable poliomyelitis were reported at health offices in five districts out of 82 monitored in November last year. FAFEN Governance Monitors visited 29 offices of Executive District Officer/Health (EDO/Health) in Punjab, 18 each in Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 14 in Balochistan.

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14 More Bills Passed Without Quorum

ISLAMABAD, January 26, 2012: For the second consecutive day the Punjab Assembly passed 14 Bills amid lack of Quorum on Thursday.

The sixth sitting spanning six hours and 45 minutes witnessed low attendance. Only four Members were present at

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Five Resolutions adopted, two Bills introduced

ISLAMABAD, January 26, 2012: The Sindh Assembly met for three hours and 25 minutes during the last sitting of the ongoing session on Thursday. Fifty-three MPAs (32% of total Membership) were present at the start and 48 (29%) when the session was prorogued. The House adopted five Resolutions as two Bills were introduced during the…

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Only 13 MPAs attend sitting

ISLAMABAD, January 26, 2012: The first sitting of the Balochistan Assembly met for an hour and five minutes with low attendance of Members. Only 11 were present at the outset of the sitting while 10 present at the adjournment. A maximum of 13 MPAs were present at one point of the sitting. All four Questions…

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14 Bills Passed Amid Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, January 25, 2012:  The Punjab Assembly passed fourteen Bills without Quorum. The siting met for four hours and 55 minutes, and witnessed low attendance with only nine Members present at the outset and 53 when the sitting was adjourned. The lack of Quorum was called on five different occasions during the sitting. Thirty-four questions…

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Around One-fourth of Senators Attend Sitting

ISLAMABAD, January 25, 2012:  The Senate met for two hours and 14 minutes during the seventh sitting of the ongoing 77th session.

The sitting witnessed low attendance as only 17 Legislators were present at the

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