BA Session Marked by Low Attendance of MPAs

ISLAMABAD, September 27, 2012: The 33rd session of Balochistan Assembly was marked by low attendance of Members, persistent lack of quorum, and late starts, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) preliminary report on Thursday. The brief session met for seven hours and 40 minutes for four sittings, from September 18–27, with each sitting…

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Balochistan Assembly: Last Sitting Marked by Low Attendance of MPAs

ISLAMABAD, September 27, 2012: The Balochistan Assembly, which met for an hour and 40 minutes during the last sitting of the 33rd session, witnessed low attendance of Members. The Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues (Amendment) Bill 2012 was passed by the House. A total of 14 Members were present at the passage of the…

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Medical Staff Positions Vacant at DHQs

Medical Staff Positions Vacant at DHQs

ISLAMABAD, September 26, 2012: Most sanctioned positions of medical staff lay vacant at District Headquarter Hospitals (DHQs) monitored in July with 14 out of the observed 20 having less than 70% occupancy rate, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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Report Launched on Punjab Assembly’s Performance

LAHORE, September 25, 2012: The eight sessions of Punjab Assembly from September 2011 to May 2012 were marked by priority to amend laws after the 18th amendment, tackling the demand for new provinces, and the legislators raising concerns over health, education and law and order in the province, according to a report launched by Free and…

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Balochistan Assembly: Low Attendance Persists

ISLAMABAD, September 24, 2012: The Balochistan Assembly, which met for three hours and five minutes during the third sitting of the ongoing 33rd session, continued to witness low attendance of Members. The House passed the University of Loralai Bill and adopted two Resolutions on clean drinking water and agriculture. Four Points of Order consumed 30…

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Balochistan Assembly: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, September 22, 2012: The Balochistan Assembly, which met for an hour and 55 minutes during the second sitting of the ongoing 33rd session, witnessed low attendance of Members. Fourteen MPAs were present at the outset while 16 were there when the sitting was adjourned. The House adopted a Resolution calling on the federal government…

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Report on the performance of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly launched

PESHAWAR, September 19, 2012: Amid difficult circumstances the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly continued to perform its duties taking up sensitive issues for debate and legislation including a groundbreaking law on enforcing women’s right to own property, according to a report launched by Free and Fair

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Murder cases up 8% in June

ISLAMABAD, Sept 19: Murder cases went up 8% with 1,085 being reported in 85 districts in June as compared with May figures of 996 covering 80 districts, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report. The report released Wednesday said Peshawar (54) and Faisalabad (49) were the highest murder reporting districts.

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Balochistan Assembly: Low attendance marks first sitting

ISLAMABAD, September 18, 2012: Meeting for 60 minutes on Tuesday, the first sitting of the Balochistan Assembly’s 33rd session witnessed low attendance of Members. Fourteen Members (22% of the total Membership) were present at the start of the sitting while 16 (25%) were there when it was adjourned. The Balochistan Revenue Bill 2012 was not…

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21 commodities see price hike; 18 register drop

ISLAMABAD, September 17: Data collected for August shows the prices of 21 commodities went up as compared with the preceding month while those of 18 came down and 12 remained unchanged, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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