9th Sitting 25 Members Take Part in Budget Debate

ISLAMABAD, June 14, 2011: The National Assembly met for five hours and 37 minutes during the 9th sitting of the ongoing budget session. The sitting witnessed low attendance of Members, with only 5% Members present at the outset of the sitting and 10% present when the sitting was adjourned. The maximum attendance of members at one point of the sitting was recorded at 42%.

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57% of 8th Sitting Time Spent on Budget Debate

ISLAMABAD, June 13, 2011: The National Assembly met for three hours and 19 minutes during the 8th sitting of the ongoing 31st session to continue debate on budgetary proposals. Although no other agenda, apart from two Calling Attention Notices (CANs) and debate on budget, was listed on the Orders of the Day, the House spent 43% sitting time on proceedings unrelated to budget.

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Low Attendance 7th Sitting Continues Debate on Budget

ISLAMABAD, June 11, 2011: The National Assembly met for two hours and 51 minutes during the 7th sitting of the ongoing budget session. The sitting witnessed low attendance of Members, with only 32 Members present at the outset of the sitting, while 24 were present when the sitting was adjourned.

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6th Sitting NA debates upon budget for 3 hours

ISLAMABAD, June 10, 2011: The National Assembly met for five hours and 10 minutes during the 6th sitting of the ongoing budget session. The sitting witnessed low attendance of Members, with only 8% Members present at the outset of the sitting and 10% present when the sitting was adjourned.

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Low Member Attendance in Ongoing Budget Session

ISLAMABAD, June 09, 2011: The National Assembly met for four hours and 26 minutes during the 5th sitting of the ongoing budget session. The sitting witnessed low attendance of Members, with only 12% Members present at the outset of the sitting and 8% present when the sitting was adjourned.

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85% of Fourth Sitting Time Spent on Budget Debate

ISLAMABAD, June 08, 2011: The National Assembly met for four hours and 20 minutes during the 4th sitting of the ongoing budget session. The sitting witnessed low attendance of Members, with only 31 Members present at the outset of the sitting, while 43 were present when the sitting was adjourned.

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National Assembly Continues Debate on Budget

ISLAMABAD, June 07, 2011: The National Assembly consumed 84% of third sitting time of the ongoing 31st session on debate upon Finance Bill 2011. Five members – two from PMLN and one each from PPPP, MQM and PMLF- spoke on the budgetary proposals for three hours and 25 minutes.

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BHUs Lack Staff for Disease Control Programs

ISLAMABAD, June 6, 2011: Almost half of the 80 monitored Basic Health Units (BHUs) in April 2011 by FAFEN did not have specially trained staff to treat TB patients. There was also a noticeable shortage of staff to run disease control programs currently being implemented by the ministry of health. These include the Malaria Control Program (MCP) and the Control of Diarrheal Diseases (CDD) program.

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National Assembly Starts Debate on Budget

ISLAMABAD, June 06, 2011: The National Assembly started formal debate on Finance Bill 2011 with two members- one each from treasury and opposition- speaking on the budgetary proposals for one hour and forty eight minutes in relatively better attended second sitting of ongoing 31st NA Session (Budget Session). The sitting that lasted two hours and…

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