Sindh Assembly: Sindh Local Government Bill Passed

ISLAMABAD, October 31, 2013: The Sindh Assembly addressed the entire agenda on the list of business including the passage of the Sindh Local Government (Amendment) Bill, 2013 in the first sitting of the eighth session, on Thursday.


Forced Marriages Register Increase

A report based on data collected from offices of 88 district police officers across Pakistan in May 2013

ISLAMABAD, 31st October 2013: Forced marriages registered a high increase from 324 cases in February to 403 in May 2013- an increase of 24%. Faisalabad with 43 cases was the highest


Senate: Walkouts Disrupt Proceedings

ISLAMABAD, October 30, 2013: Two walkouts by the opposition members over a “wrong reply” of a question and “unparliamentarily attitude” of the Interior Minister disrupted the Senate proceedings during the third sitting of the 98th Session.   

The MQM did not join the opposition’s protest despite being on


Senate: Report on Right to Information Act 2013 Presented

ISLAMABAD, October 29, 2013: A report on the Right to Information act 2013 was presented in the second sitting of ninety-eighth session of Senate.

The report was presented by the Chairman of Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting under sub-rule (1) of rule 196 of the Rules


Senate: 69% Agenda of The First Sitting left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, October 28, 2013: The Upper House on Monday did not take up more than two-third of the private members’ day’s agenda in the first sitting of the 98th session.

The House left five motions under rule 218, as many resolutions and a government bill (the Surveying


100 Days of National Assembly: Low government interest mars overall performance

ISLAMABAD, October 18, 2013: The Prime Minister and his cabinet\’s low attendance and the government’s parliamentary agenda not reflecting the Leader of the House’s priorities laid out in his inaugural speech in the Lower House marked the first 100 days of the 14th National Assembly, according to a Free and Fair Election Network report released on Friday.


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly: Select Committees formed to Scrutinize Bills

ISLAMABAD, October 11, 2013: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Friday formed Select Committees to scrutinize the bills on local government and the accountability commission in the fourth sitting of the sixth session. As the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly has still not formed the Standing Committees, the Select Committees will review the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Local Government Bill…


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly: Low Members Attendance Observed

ISLAMABAD, October 9, 2013: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly observed low attendance of members during the third sitting of sixth session on Wednesday. Nineteen legislators were present at the start and 35 at the end of the sitting. A JUI-F legislator pointed out lack of quorum as the proceedings were suspended for two minutes. The Deputy…


Balochistan Assembly: Adopted a Resolution

ISLAMABAD, October 9, 2013: The Balochistan Assembly’s sixth sitting was prorogued on Wednesday as the House adopted a resolution during the sixth and last sitting.

Through a PkMAP sponsored resolution, the House called


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly: Resolution Calls for Dissolving ERRA

ISLAMABAD, October 8, 2013:The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly adopted a resolution calling for dissolving the Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA) during the second sitting of the sixth session on Tuesday. Jointly moved by members of PTI, PML-N, and JUI-F, the resolution called upon the provincial government to request the federal government to dissolve ERRA and…