Attendance remains low in the 12th sitting of the Budget Session

ISLAMABAD, June 17, 2010: National Assembly met for a total of 5 hours and 20 minutes in the twelfth sitting with only nine percent members present at the outset and eight percent present when the sitting was adjourned. As many as 29 members took 312 minutes to speak on the budgetary proposals, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on National Assembly proceedings.

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Low attendance 11th sitting discusses budgetary proposals

ISLAMABAD, June 16, 2010: The eleventh sitting of the budget session was marked by low attendance of the members with only 58 present at the outset and 33 members at the end. As many as 23 members spoke on the budgetary proposals for 255 minutes, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on National Assembly proceedings.

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219-Minute debate on Budgetary Proposals in Low Attendance 10th Sitting

ISLAMABAD, June 15, 2010: The National Assembly debated the budgetary proposals for 4 hours and 14 minutes at the tenth sitting of the ongoing budget session. Sixty members were present at the outset of the sitting while 40 at the end, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on National Assembly proceedings.

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159-minute debate on Budgetary Proposals in 9th sitting

ISLAMABAD, June 14, 2010: The ninth sitting of the 23rd session started with a total of 75 members present at the outset and 82 legislators present at the end. The House further debated on the budgetary proposals for a total of 159 minutes, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on the Ninth Sitting of the 23rd Session of the National Assembly proceedings.

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One-fifth MCHs, monitored across country, don’t have delivery kit, labour room

ISLAMABAD, June 13, 2010: Despite government claims of having made significant improvements in mother and child health care to meet the country’s targets under the Millennium Development Goals, almost one-fifth of the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Centers monitored by FAFEN in the month of May 2010 do not have a maternity kit and a similar proportion does not have a labor room, reports FAFEN’s Health Institution Monitor for the month of June 2010 released here Sunday.

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154-minute debate on Budget in Low attendance 8th sitting

ISLAMABAD, June 12, 2010: National Assembly continued debating the budgetary proposals in Eighth sitting of the 23rd session, which was marked by low attendance of legislators. The Prime Minister attended the sitting for 40 minutes, while the Leader of Opposition remained absent, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on the Eighth Sitting of the 23rd Session of the National Assembly proceedings.

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115-minute debate on Budgetary Proposals in 7th sitting

ISLAMABAD, June 11, 2010: The seventh sitting of the 23rd session started with a total of 42 members present at the outset and 104 legislators present at the end. The House further debated on the budgetary proposals for a total of 115 minutes, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on the Seventh Sitting of the 23rd Session of the National Assembly proceedings.

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Low Attendance Marks Sixth Sitting of 23rd Session

ISLAMABAD, June 10, 2010: The sixth sitting was marked by low attendance of the legislators with only 47 members present at the outset and 75 MNAs present at the end. As many as 11 members addressed the House taking up 213 minutes of the sitting. The Prime Minister attended the sitting for 75 minutes, while the Leader of Opposition was absent, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on the Sixth Sitting of the 23rd Session of the National Assembly proceedings.

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22% MNAs present at the outset of the 5th Sitting

ISLAMABAD, June 9, 2010: The low attendance fifth sitting of the 23rd session met for three hours and thirty eight minutes, with 76 members present at the outset and 90 members at the end. The Prime Minister attended the sitting for 59 minutes while the Leader of Opposition remained absent, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on the Fifth Sitting of the 23rd Session of the National Assembly proceedings.

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Prices of many commodities, services increased in May

ISLAMABAD, June 9, 2010: Consumers, in various parts of the country faced relatively high increases in the prices of a few food items (such as potato, tomato, turmeric and green tea) in the month of May 2010, as compared to the previous month (April 2010). The prices of as many as 35 consumer commodities and services registered increase while as many as 33 consumer items were available on comparatively cheaper prices in May, according to FAFEN’s Retail Price Monitor, launched here Wednesday.

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