Senate passes National Commission for Human Rights Bill

ISLAMABAD, March 9: The fourth sitting of Senate’s 79th session lasting two hours and 11 minutes passed the National Commission for Human Rights Bill 2012 and also adopted a resolution condemning suicide attacks on political meetings in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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PA passes two resolutions

ISLAMABAD, March 9: Starting an hour behind schedule, the seventh sitting of Sindh Assembly’s 34th session, which met for two hours and 10 minutes on Friday, unanimously passed two resolutions. The first resolution condemned the “recent spate of wall chalking and posters seen in Karachi calling for a Muhajir province,” and called on “the government…

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Low medical staff occupancy rate in THQs

ISLAMABAD, March 9, 2012 – Seventy six Tehsil Headquarter Hospitals (THQs) were found having less than 50 percent occupancy rate of sanctioned positions for medical staff including anesthetists, gynecologists, ENT specialists and physicians, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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PA Passes Six Bills

ISLAMABAD, March 8: Six bills were passed in the tenth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s 35th session on Thursday as the House continued to witness low attendance of Members.

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Senate Passes Two bills

ISLAMABAD, March 8: The third sitting of Senate’s 79th session lasting three hours and 18 minutes on Thursday unanimously passed two bills – the Delimitation of Constituencies Amendment Bill 2011 and the Special Economic Zones Bill 2011. 

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Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, March 8: Starting an hour and 20 minutes behind schedule, the sixth sitting of Sindh Assembly’s 34th session, which met for three hours and 15 minutes on Thursday, unanimously passed the Indus University Bill 2011 and adopted a resolution to commemorate the International Women’s Day. Fifteen Members were present at the start while 43…

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Sitting suspended for over an hour due Quorum

ISLAMABAD, March 7, 2012: The ninth sitting of the Punjab Assembly witnessed low attendance of MPAs on Wednesday, as only two Members were present at the start and forty seven at the adjournment.

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Senate Passes Resolution to Recover Missing Persons

ISLAMABAD, March 7: The second sitting of Senate’s 79th session lasting two hours and five minutes on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution expressing deep concern over the issue of missing persons. The Upper House also passed the Industrial Relations Bill 2012. 

Women legislators assert lawmaking, oversight roles

ISLAMABAD, March 7: As the 13th National Assembly completes its fourth parliamentary year, women legislators continued to perform impressively, asserting themselves in their lawmaking and oversight roles, according to a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report on the eve of the International Women’s Day.

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Only 15% MPAs Attend Sitting

ISLAMABAD, March 6, 2012: The eighth sitting of the Punjab Assembly witnessed low attendance of MPAs on Tuesday, as only six Members were present at the start and five at the adjournment.

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