Balochistan Assembly Introduces ‘Zero Hour’ to Debate Public Importance Matters

Passes Government Bill, Adopts Four Resolutions in Six Sittings Office of Deputy Speaker Lying Vacant Since December 2015 ISLAMABAD, April 21, 2017: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan amended its Rules of Procedure and Privileges by introducing last half an hour of the proceedings “Zero Hour” to address matters of public importance. It also passed a…

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Incidence of violations in PS-81 by-election goes up

ISLAMABAD, April 21, 2017: The by-election for the Sindh Assembly seat in Sanghar district (PS-81) witnessed high incidence of violation of laws, rules and code of conduct, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). FAFEN observers reported a total of 163 violations from 64 polling stations, averaging, 2.5 violations per polling station. This is higher…

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Chakwal By-Election: Zero Turnout of Women Voters at 3 Polling Stations

ISLAMABAD, April 18, 2017: At least three polling stations in Dhurnal, Dhaular and Mogla villages in Chakwal reported zero turnout of women as the people went to polls in the by-election for a Punjab Assembly constituency (PP-23) on Tuesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Copies of the Statements of the Count (Form-XIV) for…

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Sindh Assembly Witnesses Heavy Legislative Agenda

ISLAMABAD, April 2, 2017: The Sindh Assembly witnessed heavy legislative agenda during four-sitting 31st session with the consideration and passage of seven pieces of legislation. The House also formed two committees to review the health policy and revise the salaries of lawmakers. Among important parliamentary figures, the Chief Minister, the Speaker and the Leader of…

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260th Session: Senate Gives Nod to Revival of Military Courts

260th Session: Senate Gives Nod to Revival of Military Courts

Prime Minister Attends Sitting After Almost Two Years ISLAMABAD: The 14-sitting longest-ever session since 2013 took up heavy agenda, as it passed eight bills, including Constitutional amendment to revive military courts, adopted nine resolutions, and witnessed introduction of 14 legislative proposals during March 3, 2017 and March 28, 2017, reveals 260th session report of the…

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Women Contribute More Than 50% Agenda in Sindh Assembly

KARACHI, March 28, 2017: The contribution of women lawmakers in enriching the agenda of the Sindh Assembly is not less than the performance of their female colleagues in other provincial assemblies of the country, as they contributed more than 50 percent of the agenda on the floor of the House during the last three and…

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National Assembly Approves Revival of Military Courts

ISLAMABAD, March 25, 2017: The National Assembly approved the amendments in the Constitution as well as the Pakistan Army Act paving the way for revival of military courts during its 40th session that spanned over 13 sittings. The Assembly also legislated on registration of Hindu marriages, regulation and facilitation of public private partnership, setting up…

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Low Attendance, Delay in Sittings Mark Punjab Assembly’s 27th Session

ISLAMABAD, March 22, 2017: The Punjab Assembly witnessed low attendance throughout 27th session with the Chief Minister staying away from the proceedings for the consecutive fifth session. Among other important parliamentary figures, the Speaker, the Deputy Speaker and the Leader of the Opposition attended nine, three and six out of 11 sittings, respectively. On average, 87…

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Committee Approves Executive Oversight Tool in Balochistan Assembly Rules

House adopts five resolutions in six sitting Seat of Deputy Speaker lying vacant since December 2013 Chief Minister remains absent throughout the session ISLAMABAD: The Provincial Assembly (PA) of Balochistan adopted five resolutions and witnessed presentation of standing committee’s report that approved introduction of Call Attention Notice and constitution of sub-committees in Assembly rules. The…

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Sindh PA Passes Four Bills, Adopts Six Resolutions amid Low Attendance

Five Private Motions, 23 Motions to Amend Assembly rules remain unaddressed ISLAMABAD: Marked by low interest of lawmakers, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh adopted six resolutions on various issues of public importance and passed four bills, including an important legislative proposal to ensure citizens access to public information during six sittings of the 30th session,…

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