Low government oversight in girls primary schools

A report based on monitoring of 170 government girls’ primary schools in 95 districts across Pakistan in December 2012

ISLAMABAD, 22nd January 2013: One hundred and five of the monitored 170 government girls’ primary schools received no oversight visit by any government/elected official during September-November 2012 quarter says a


Senate: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, January 22, 2013: The 2nd sitting of the 90th session of Senate was marked by passage of a treasury-backed bill as low senators’ attendance was observed.

The house passed the Pakistan Academy of Letters Bill 2012 already approved by the National Assembly in November, last year. The bill seeks to


National Assembly: Most of Agenda Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, January 22, 2013: Most of the agenda appearing on the Orders of the Day was left unaddressed in the second sitting of the 49th session of National Assembly, which met for two hours and 21 minutes on Tuesday.

 The sitting, which started 35 minutes late, was marked by low attendance


Decrease in incidents of political violence

Islamabad, January 21, 2013: Twenty-four political violence incidents between January 12 and 18 claimed 45 lives and injured 74 others across Pakistan. Civilians remained the major target, constituting 49% of the total victims followed by state security forces (38%) and militants (7%), says Free and Fair


Balochistan Assembly: Sitting marked by low attendance

ISLAMABAD, January 21, 2013: The first sitting of the 39th session of the Balochistan Assembly, requisitioned by 18 members, was marked by low attendance. At the start of the sitting 12 members were present and 13 when it was adjourned. A maximum of 14 members were present at one time during the sitting. The sitting…


Punjab Assembly: Resolution Adopted on Strengthening Democracy

ISLAMABAD, January 21, 2013: The Punjab Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution supporting continuity of democracy and strengthening of democratic institutions in the first and the only sitting of the 44th session on Monday. The resolution was moved by a PPPP legislator.



National Assembly: Points of Order Consumed 65% of Sitting Time

ISLAMABAD, January 21, 2013: Thirteen points of order consumed 65% of the sitting time of the first sitting of 49th session, which met for four hours on Monday. Most of agenda items appearing on the Orders of the Day were left unaddressed.

 Fifty-six members were present at the outset while 47


14% rise in overall disease burden

A report based on disease incidence registered in October 2012

ISLAMABAD, 18th January 2013: The disease burden saw 14% increase to 31,536 cases per district during October from September’s 27,587 cases. Ninety two districts reported 2,901,262 disease incidence in the observed month compared with previous month’s 2,400,052 in 87


KP Assembly: Seven resolutions adopted

ISLAMABAD, January 18, 2013: Starting an hour and 13 minutes late, the 14th sitting of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly’s 29th session adopted seven resolutions, including one calling for awarding Nishan-i-Pakistan to the slain provincial Senior Minister and another condemning use of unparliamentary language against