Lack of Resources Hinders Use of RTS in NA-260 By-Election

ISLAMABAD, July 15, 2017: Low turnout and procedural irregularities were observed in the by-election held in Pakistan’s second largest National Assembly constituency NA-260 (Quetta-cum-Chagai-cum-Nushki), says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its report on Saturday. The NA-260 by-election registered a marked improvement in terms of greater access of observers to polling stations and the…

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FAFEN to observe NA-260 By-Election being held tomorrow

ISLAMABAD July 14, 2017: Pakistan’s second largest constituency NA-260 Quetta-cum-Chagai-Cum-Nushki is all set for the by-election on a National Assembly seat on July 15, 2017. The seat has fallen vacant after the death of Member of the National Assembly (MNA) Abdul Rahim Mandokhail on May 20, 2017. Mr Mandokhail had won the General Elections 2013…

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PS-114 by-election brings back Karachi voters

ISLAMABAD, July 9, 2017: Sporadic incidents of electoral irregularities in a politically tense but generally peaceful PS-114 (Karachi-XXVI) by-election indicated at improved enforcement of electoral regulations by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) with the security assistance by Rangers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report released here on Sunday. An intense election campaign…

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Incidence of violations in PS-81 by-election goes up

ISLAMABAD, April 21, 2017: The by-election for the Sindh Assembly seat in Sanghar district (PS-81) witnessed high incidence of violation of laws, rules and code of conduct, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). FAFEN observers reported a total of 163 violations from 64 polling stations, averaging, 2.5 violations per polling station. This is higher…

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Chakwal By-Election: Zero Turnout of Women Voters at 3 Polling Stations

ISLAMABAD, April 18, 2017: At least three polling stations in Dhurnal, Dhaular and Mogla villages in Chakwal reported zero turnout of women as the people went to polls in the by-election for a Punjab Assembly constituency (PP-23) on Tuesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Copies of the Statements of the Count (Form-XIV) for…

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Ziarat By-election Records Low Incidence of Violations

Ziarat By-election Records Low Incidence of Violations

ISLAMABAD, March 26, 2017: By-election on a Balochistan Assembly constituency in Ziarat (PB-07) on Sunday was observed to be managed well in terms of control over campaigning around polling stations and procedural irregularities. While party camps around polling stations was a rare scene in the constituency, election administrators, however, could not control over unchecked provision…

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FAFEN Election Observation Plan General Election 2018

FAFEN Unveils Plans for Observing General Election 2018

ISLAMABAD, January 31, 2017: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has revealed its plans for observing electoral processes for the next general election, expected in August 2018, by mobilizing more than 22,000 trained non-partisan citizen observers in all National Assembly constituencies. At a gathering of key election stakeholders on Tuesday, FAFEN indicated that it will…

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Irregularities, Illegalities Surge in PP-78 By-Election

ISLAMABAD, December 1, 2016: A relatively higher incidence of procedural irregularities characterized the by-election for PP-78 (Jhang-II) held on Thursday amid a heavy deployment of security forces, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). FAFEN observers reported rampant incidents of campaigning and canvassing near polling premises, presence of unauthorized persons inside polling stations, curbs on…

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Karachi Sees Peaceful But Lackluster By-Election in NA-258

ECP improves training of security staff, enhances monitoring ISLAMABAD, November 28, 2016: Large-scale deployment of police and Rangers ensured peaceful conduct of by-election in NA-258 (Malir, Karachi-XX) amid lack of political interest and low voter turnout, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Alleging interference by the PP-led provincial government, Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf…

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Shikarpur By-Election: Heightened Security Improves Enforcement, Undermines Transparency

ISLAMABAD, October 20, 2016: Notwithstanding the marked decrease in number of violations of law, the usual procedural irregularities of canvassing around polling stations, presence of unauthorized personnel inside polling premises, absence of arrangement facilitating women voters and curbs on observation continued to be reported from a number of polling stations established by ECP for by-election…

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