ISLAMABAD, February 3, 2012: Starting an hour and five minutes behind schedule, the third sitting of the National Assembly met for an hour and 55 minutes. Members raised a total of 18 Points of Order, which consumed 61% of the sitting time. However, none of the Points of Order attracted the Chair’s formal ruling.Details
ISLAMABAD, February 02, 2012: The Senate unanimously passed the National Commission on the Status of Women Bill 2012 during its 13th sitting of the 77th session. Spread over an hour and 15 minutes, the sitting was marked by low attendance of Senators with only 11 present at the start and 15 at the end.Details
ISLAMABAD, February 2, 2012: Starting an hour and five minutes behind schedule, the second sitting of the National Assembly met for an hour and 55 minutes. Though the House witnessed a relatively better attendance of Members – with a maximum of 212 present at one point – 52% of the sitting time was consumed by Points of Order (PO).Details
Prices of poultry products, kitchen fuels, meat, medical services and fruits go up Four percent drop in prices of pulses, rice varieties, cooked items, vegetables and condiments ISLAMABAD, February 1, 2012: The prices of 20 commodities increased in January as compared to the preceding month while those of 25 came down and seven remained unchanged. Twenty commodities that…Details
ISLAMABAD, February 1, 2012: The National Assembly deferred the Constitution (Twentieth Amendment) Bill, 2012 till tomorrow during its first sitting of the 39th session on Wednesday. The sitting spanning two hours and 15 minutes was marked by low attendance with 32 Legislators present at the start and 131 were there when the session adjourned.Details
ISLAMABAD, Feb 1, 2012: Marked by low attendance of Senators, the twelfth sitting of the Upper House’s 77th session witnessed walkout over increase in the prices of petroleum products. At the start of the sitting seven Senators were present and ten were there when it was adjourned.Details
ISLAMABAD, Jan 31: A Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report on Tuesday said fourteen percent of the total sanctioned posts for teachers were vacant in 76 of the 79 girls’ high schools monitored in 59 districts in December 2011.Details
ISLAMABAD, January 31, 2012: Starting two hours behind schedule, the ninth sitting of the Punjab Assembly met for only 20 minutes. It witnessed low attendance of Members as only 38 were present at the outset and 97 when it was adjourned.