Punjab Assembly: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, August 16, 2013: The fourth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s fourth session on Friday was marked by low attendance of members. Only 21 members were present at the start and 65 were there when the sitting was adjourned. After the Question Hour, the House put off discussion on the report of the Punjab Pension…

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Punjab Assembly: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, August 16, 2013: The fourth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s fourth session on Friday was marked by low attendance of members. Only 21 members were present at the start and 65 were there when the sitting was adjourned.

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Balochistan Assembly: Late NP lawmaker remembered

ISLAMABAD, August 16, 2013:  The first sitting of Balochistan Assembly’s fifth session offered condolences and paid tributes to a National Party MPA who died on August 13. Thirty-two MPAs attended the sitting, which met for 23 minutes. After offering Fateha, the members expressed their views about the late MPA, recounting his political and public services.…

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Punjab Assembly: Seven Bills Introduced

ISLAMABAD, August 15, 2013: The Punjab Assembly on Thursday witnessed the passage of the Punjab Service Tribunals (Amendment) Bill 2013 along with the introduction of seven more bills in the third sitting of its fourth session. All bills on the List of Business were moved by the Minister for law. A resolution tabled by a…

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Punjab Assembly: 16 MPAs Debate Local Government System

ISLAMABAD, August 13, 2013: The Punjab Assembly continued to debate the new local government system in the second sitting of its fourth session on Tuesday. The debate lasted two hours and 26 minutes. Ten PMLN lawmakers dominated the debate by sharing their views on the local government system for an hour and 26 minutes. Following…

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National Assembly: Resolution Adopted to condemn LoC Violations

ISLAMABAD, August 13, 2013: None of the agenda items were taken up on the first private members’ day in the 14th National Assembly as the lower house debated the clashes along the Line of Control (LoC) during the first sitting of its fourth session on Tuesday.  Four MNAs

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Punjab Assembly: Debate on Local Government Bill Continues

ISLAMABAD, August 12, 2013: The Punjab Assembly suspended routine agenda to continue debate on the local government system in the first sitting of its fourth session on Monday. At least 12 members took part in the debate. The Speaker chaired the two hours and 32 minute sitting. The Chief Minister and the Leader of the…

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Specialized staff for disease control programs lacking in RHCs

A report based on monitoring of 126 Rural Health Centers (RHCs) in 81 districts in March 2013.

ISLAMABAD, 11th August 2013: Seventeen percent of the monitored RHCs did not have staff to run Malaria Control Program in the community. The lack is observed despite a surge in malaria cases

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