Low Attendance of Members Persists

ISLAMABAD, December 21, 2011: The National Assembly met for three hours and seven minutes during the fifth sitting of the ongoing 37th session. Only the parliamentary leaders of the PPPS and NPP attended the proceedings. Low Attendance was observed during the sitting. Only 31 Parliamentarians were present at the start, while 54 were present when the sitting was adjourned.

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Third Sitting Lack of Quorum Persists

ISLAMABAD, Dec 20: The Sindh Assembly met for three hours and 23 minutes during the second sitting of the ongoing session. Low attendance of Members was observed with only 17 Legislators present at the outset and 45 at the adjournment of the sitting. A Resolution regarding honour killing was taken up by the House. Thirteen…

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Balochistan Assembly meets for 52 minutes

ISLAMABAD, Dec 20: The third sitting of the Balochistan Assembly lasted only 52 minutes with low attendance of Members. There were 16 Members at the start and only 13 at the end of the sitting. None of the four Questions on the Orders of the Day were taken up, as the prime mover did not…

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4th NA Sitting Leaves Three Fourths of Listed Agenda Unfinished

ISLAMABAD, December 20, 2011: The National Assembly met for two hours and 30 minutes during the fourth sitting of the 37th session. Only the parliamentary leaders of the ANP, PPPS and NPP attended the proceedings. The issue of Members’ low attendance persisted during this sitting as well. Only 20 Legislators were present at the start, while 54 were present when the sitting was adjourned.

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Second Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, Dec 19: The Sindh Assembly met for two hours and 47 minutes during the second sitting of the ongoing session. Low attendance of Members was observed during the sitting. Only 24 Members were present at the outset and 62 at the adjournment of the sitting. The House adopted a Resolution regarding eradication of polio.…

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Boys’ secondary schools need more scientific apparatus, libraries and playgrounds

ISLAMABAD, DEC 19: Libraries, playgrounds and apparatus for laboratories were found lacking in some of the 109 boys’ secondary schools monitored nationwide in November, according to a monitoring report of Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Monday. The report said nearly two-fifths of the monitored schools did not have libraries, adding that it is important to encourage students to read books other than those prescribed by the syllabus to broaden their horizons.

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Points of Order Consume 60% of Third Sitting Time

ISLAMABAD, December 19, 2011: The National Assembly met for two hours and 11 minutes during the third sitting of the ongoing 37th session. The sitting witnessed low attendance of Members, with only 45 Legislators were present at the start, while 44 were present when the sitting was adjourned.

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Assembly meets for 20 Minutes

ISLAMABAD, Dec 17: The third sitting of the Balochistan Assembly met for only 20 minutes with low attendance of Members. A total of 13 Members at the outset and 14 at the end of the sitting were present. The Question Hour was not held during the sitting. Six Points of Order were raised, which consumed…

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Low attendance persists

ISLAMABAD, December 16, 2011: The National Assembly met for two hours and five minutes during the second sitting of the ongoing 37th session. The sitting witnessed low attendance of Members, with only 39 Parliamentarians present at the start, while 92 were present when it was adjourned.  The Quorum was visibly lacking at various stages of…

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Sindh Assembly Low Attendance Sitting Meets for 119 Minutes

ISLAMABAD, Dec 16:  The first sitting of the Sindh Assembly met for an hour and 59 minutes with low attendance of Members. A total of 28 Members at the outset and 62 at the end of the sitting were present. A total of nine questions were listed for the Question Hour. However, only five questions…

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