13th National Assembly of Pakistan: Annual Report 2010-2011 (Urdu Version)

This annual report reviews the performance of 13th National Assembly in the third parliamentary year (March 2010 to March 2011). During this period, 10 regular sessions of the Lower House and two joint sessions of the Parliament were held. However, the report covers only the regular sessions. Marked by the passage of the historical 18th…

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670 Murder FIRs Registered in 60 Districts During December 2010

670 Murder FIRs Registered in 60 Districts During December 2010

ISLAMABAD, March 8, 2011: A total of 23,439 First Information Reports (FIRs) were registered with the police in 67 districts monitored by the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) during the month of December 2010. Of the total registered crimes, 1,422 cases (6%) pertained to murder and attempted murder, according to FAFEN’s monthly Pakistan Crime Monitor, the first report of which was released here Tuesday.

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30 Suspected HIV cases Detected in December 2010

30 Suspected HIV cases Detected in December 2010

Thirty (30) cases of suspected Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and six cases of Probable Poliomyelitis were reported in four districts during December 2010, according to FAFEN’s monthly Health Scan, a report based on the compilation of data of the cases of a selection of diseases collected by the Offices of Executive District Officers (Health) across Pakistan.

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Performance Report of women MPs: 3rd parliamentary year of 13th NA

Women Members accounted for almost half of the parliamentary agenda conducted during the third parliamentary year of the thirteenth National Assembly, according to parliamentary records and FAFEN’s direct observation of proceedings between March 11, 2010 and March 4, 2011. Women constitute less than one-quarter (23%) of the National Assembly’s current 340 members – 77 female parliamentarians, 60 elected on reserved seats and 17 elected through popular vote. Despite their significant underrepresentation, women Members actively participated in the parliamentary business and remained more assertive and effective as compared to many of their male counterparts in the National Assembly that is headed by the country’s first woman Speaker.

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38% Boys High Schools Lack Libraries, Playgrounds

38% Boys High Schools Lack Libraries, Playgrounds

As many as 38% government boys high schools do not have a library, 40% lack playgrounds and 42% do not have security guards, according to FAFEN’s monitoring of state-run boys high schools across the country during January, 2011. The government needs to resolve infrastructural issues and ensure the availability of key facilities in order to improve standards of secondary education in the country, says FAFEN’s Education Institution Monitor released here Monday.

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