More Than 59,000 Women Voters Barred from Voting in Shangla By-Election

More than 59,000 women voters were not allowed to vote in PK-87 Shangla-l by-election held on January 29, 2011. Women voters were disenfranchised as per accord among all the contesting political parties and candidates at 14 female polling stations and 69 combined polling stations, according to FAFEN’s report on by-election observation.

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FAFEN withdraws from PS-94 by-election observation for security concerns

ISLAMABAD, October 17, 2010: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has withdrawn from its observation of the by-election in PS-94 due to the deteriorated security situation in Karachi over the past 24 hours, raising concerns for the safety of its observers – as well as voters — on Election Day on October 17, 2010.

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Fraudulent Voting, Suspicious Voting Patterns at 18 Booths Observed in High Turnout NA-155 By-Election

ISLAMABAD, August 5, 2010: High turnout, incidents of fraudulent voting, suspicious voting patterns at 18 booths of 15 polling stations and heavy presence of police and security officials inside polling stations marked the by-election for the NA-155 constituency of the National Assembly [Lodhran-II], reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Preliminary Report of NA-155 By-Election Observation.

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Low Turnout, Suspicious Voting and Heavy Police Mark PP-34 By-Election

ISLAMABAD, July 26, 2010: Low turnout, incidences of fraudulent and suspicious voting and heavy presence of police and security officials inside polling stations marked the by-election for the PP-34 constituency of the Provincial Assembly [Sargodha-VII], reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Preliminary Report of PP-34 By-Election Observation.

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Low female Turnout, Heavy Presence of Police mark NA-178 by-Election

ISLAMABAD, May 15, 2010: Low turnout, incidents of fraudulent voting and heavy presence of police and security officials inside polling stations marked the by-election for the NA-178 constituency of the National Assembly [Muzaffargarh-III], reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Preliminary Report of NA-178 By-Election Observation.

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Sporadic violence, heavy police presence, incidents of fraudulent voting mark Vehari by-Election

ISLAMABAD, May 15, 2010: Relatively lower female turnout, heavy presence of police inside and outside polling stations, sporadic violence at polling stations, campaigning and canvassing by supporters of contesting candidates and some incidents of fraudulent voting characterized the by-election for the NA-167 constituency of the National Assembly [Vehari-I], reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Preliminary Report of NA-167 By-Election Observation.

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Fraudulent Voting, Heavy Police Presence Mark PP-284 By-Election

ISLAMABAD, March 10, 2010: By-election for the PP-284 constituency of the Punjab Assembly [Bahawalnagar-VIII] was characterized by heavy presence of police in and around polling stations, campaigning and canvassing at polling stations in violation of the electoral laws, instances of possible fraudulent voting and significant procedural irregularities, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Preliminary Report of PP-284 By-Election Observation.

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