13th National Assembly of Pakistan: Annual Report 2011-2012

National security, political instability, civil-military relations, executive-judiciary tension, and the energy crisis largely defined the agenda for the 13th National Assembly during its fourth parliamentary year that ended on March 16, 2012. The year was particularly tumultuous for Pakistan as well as for the legislature in terms of agenda-setting that was difficult and critical.

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Provincial Assembly of the Sindh: 36th Session (Budget Session) Report

The passage of the budget 2012-13 in the Sindh Assembly was swift and unperturbed – the entire membership being on the treasury benches. In this 36th session, the legislators spent 72% of the total time debating the budget. The Finance Minister presented the budget during the third sitting in a speech that lasted an hour…

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FAFEN Violence Monitor: Balochistan Worst Hit by Political Violence (October – December, 2011)

In the last quarter of 2011 from October to December Pakistan witnessed 357 incidents of political violence, claiming 479 lives and injuring 515, besides damaging property. Of the lives lost, 222 were reported from Balochistan, followed by 90 in Federally Administrative Tribal Areas (FATA), 82 in Sindh and 70 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). About 83% of the reported victims were males – 416 were killed, 416 injured and 94 kidnapped. Though in more than half of the incidents the perpetrators remained unidentified, militants were reported to be responsible for committing violence in 127 incidents (35.57%) across the country.

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