National Assembly: Federal Court (Repeal) Bill Laid

ISLAMABAD, September 20, 2013: The Federal Court (Repeal) Bill, 2013 was introduced and sent to the relevant committee during the fifth sitting of the National Assembly’s fifth session, on Friday. The Prime Minister did not attend the proceedings. The Speaker presided over the sitting in the presence of the Leader of the Opposition, the parliamentary leaders of PMLF, JI, PkMAP, QWP and the sole APML MNA.


Sindh Assembly: Nine Bills Passed

ISLAMABAD, September 19, 2013:  Starting two hours behind the schedule, the Sindh Assembly passed nine bills during the second sitting of seventh session on Thursday.

Out of three bills on the orders of the day, the House passed two and one was deferred till the next sitting.


Low Oversight of Dispensaries

A report based on monitoring of 139 dispensaries in 89 districts across Pakistan in June 2013

ISLAMABAD, 18th September 2013: Ninety seven dispensaries out of the monitored 139 did not receive any oversight visit by either a government official or elected representative during March-May 2013 quarter. Informed and regular


Restrictions on women, observers mark NA-25 by-polls

ISLAMABAD, September 18, 2013: Four incidents of women being barred from voting were reported during the NA-25 (Dera Ismail Khan-cum-Tank) by-election on Wednesday. The voting process was largely peaceful amid heavy deployment of security personnel. However, female voters were disenfranchised in parts of the constituency where community elders had reportedly decided to bar women from…


Sindh Assembly: Witness Protection Bill Passed

ISLAMABAD, September 18, 2013: The Sindh Assembly passed the Sindh Witness Protection Bill 2013 and adopted six resolutions in the first sitting of seventh session on Wednesday.

The Law Minister moved a motion


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly: Four CANs Taken Up

ISLAMABAD, September 18, 2013: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly’s forth session was prorogued on Wednesday as the House took up four Call Attention Notices during its seventh and last sitting. The calling attention notices were about the increase in installments of the government employees’ housing scheme plots in Jalozai, status of acid and burn crime bill…


National Assembly Adopts Five Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, September 17, 2013: The National Assembly adopted five resolutions during the second sitting of the fifth session on Tuesday as the legislators debated the issue of IMF loan for two hours and 30 minutes. Apart from condemning the attack on army men in Upper Dir, the House adopted resolutions to call upon the government to take steps to eliminate terrorism, abolish system of interest, pull Pakistan Steel Mills out of crisis and supply gas to district Buner.


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly: Provincial Ombudsman (Amendment) Bill Passed

ISLAMABAD, September 17, 2013: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Ombudsman (Amendment) Bill 2013 was passed during the sixth sitting of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly’s fourth session, on Tuesday. The bill amends the Provincial Ombudsman Act 2010. The Deputy Speaker chaired the entire sitting.  The Chief Minister did not attend the proceedings while the Leader of the…