Only 13 MPAs attend sitting

ISLAMABAD, January 26, 2012: The first sitting of the Balochistan Assembly met for an hour and five minutes with low attendance of Members. Only 11 were present at the outset of the sitting while 10 present at the adjournment. A maximum of 13 MPAs were present at one point of the sitting. All four Questions…


17 cases of suspected AIDS reported in Sargodha and Gujrat Districts in November 2011

ISLAMABAD, Jan 26: A Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report on Thursday said new cases of suspected AIDS, polio and probable poliomyelitis were reported at health offices in five districts out of 82 monitored in November last year. FAFEN Governance Monitors visited 29 offices of Executive District Officer/Health (EDO/Health) in Punjab, 18 each in Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 14 in Balochistan.


14 More Bills Passed Without Quorum

ISLAMABAD, January 26, 2012: For the second consecutive day the Punjab Assembly passed 14 Bills amid lack of Quorum on Thursday.

The sixth sitting spanning six hours and 45 minutes witnessed low attendance. Only four Members were present at


14 Bills Passed Amid Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, January 25, 2012:  The Punjab Assembly passed fourteen Bills without Quorum. The siting met for four hours and 55 minutes, and witnessed low attendance with only nine Members present at the outset and 53 when the sitting was adjourned. The lack of Quorum was called on five different occasions during the sitting. Thirty-four questions…


Around One-fourth of Senators Attend Sitting

ISLAMABAD, January 25, 2012:  The Senate met for two hours and 14 minutes during the seventh sitting of the ongoing 77th session.

The sitting witnessed low attendance as only 17 Legislators were present at the


Only 10 Members Present at End of Sitting

ISLAMABAD, January 24, 2012:  The Punjab Assembly witnessed low attendance on Tuesday with only 22 Members present at the outset and 10 when the sitting was adjourned.

A maximum of 87 Members (14%) out of


44% of agenda items left unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, January 24: Unfinished agenda and Points of Order interrupting regular proceedings marked the National Assembly’s 38th session as it adopted a Resolution supporting democracy and passed a bill to set up a commission for women rights, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) preliminary report on Tuesday.


6th Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, January 24, 2012:  The Senate met for four hours and three minutes during the sixth sitting of the ongoing 77th session. The issue of Senator’s low attendance persisted during this sitting as well. Only


Sitting Starts After Three Hours Delay

ISLAMABAD, January 23, 2012: Starting after a delay of three hours, the Sindh Assembly met for an hour and seven minutes on Monday, its 17th sitting of the ongoing session. Out of the seven questions listed for the Question Hour, only two were put up and responded to by relevant ministries. Four supplementary questions were…