Low Attendance Sitting Witness Walkouts Over Quetta Blast

ISLAMABAD, February 18, 2013: Starting an hour and 40 minutes late, the first sitting of 50th session of National Assembly met for an hour and 52 minutes on Monday, witnessed low attendance of Members. Only 41 members were present at the start of the sitting while

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Postings and Transfers Continue Before General Elections

ISLAMABAD, February 17, 2013: As many as 14 cases of transfers and postings of government officials, election staff, police administration and district government officials have been observed in 11 districts across Pakistan, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Pre-Election Update 3.

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Use of State Resources for Political Campaigns

ISLAMABAD, February 16, 2013: The ruling Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians (PPPP) had the highest incidence of campaign materials being posted at public buildings between February 1 and 7, 2013. These observations were made by the Free and Fair Election Network’s (FAFEN) District Long-Term Observers (DLTOs) in 14 districts of Sindh and Punjab.

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Price of tomatoes, wheat and poultry products increase

A report based on the prices collected from 195 retail outlets in 111 districts in January

ISLAMABAD, February 15, 2013: Prices of 26 commodities including tomatoes, wheat, poultry and some fruits increased in January as compared to December 2012. Seventeen commodities experienced price cuts while

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Balochistan Assembly: One Resolution Adopted By the House

Balochistan Assembly: One Resolution Adopted By the House ISLAMABAD, February, 2013: The 2nd sitting of the 40th session of the Balochistan Assembly adopted a resolution over the unsatisfactory law and order situation in the province after the imposition of Governor’s rule. Low attendance of members was observed in the sitting that lasted for two hours…

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Balochistan Assembly: Sitting Offers Fateha for Jam Yousaf

ISLAMABAD, February 13, 2013: Starting an hour and 55 minutes late, the first sitting of the 40th session of the Balochistan Assembly, which met for 37 minutes, suspended the regular agenda to offer condolences for the former Chief Minister Jam Yousaf. The sitting was marked by low attendance as only 14 out 65 members were…

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89 people killed, 70 injured in first week of February

Islamabad, February 12, 2013: The number of victims in political violence incidents rose for the second week in a row, with 89 people killed, 70 injured and three kidnapped in 21 incidents between February 2 and 8, 2013, says Free and Fair

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Sindh Assembly Adopts Five Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, February 12, 2012: The Sindh Assembly, which met for four hours and 27 minutes in the sixth sitting of the 40th session on Tuesday, passed a bill to reconfirm the official spellings of the province’s name as Sindh besides and also adopted five resolutions.

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