High incidence of violations observed in PK-08 Peshawar by-poll

ISLAMABAD, May 12, 2016: Impressive number of people turned out to vote in PK-08 Peshawar-VIII by-election on Thursday held amid stringent security arrangements. Deviation from polling schemes, suspicious voting patterns at some polling stations and illegal canvassing around polling stations were some key highlights of election that followed an active campaigning period. Although heavy security…

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Improved ECP Enforcement Witnessed in Karachi By-Elections

KARACHI, April 7, 2016: People went to a peaceful election held in two constituencies of Karachi amid heavy presence of security forces and an unusually assertive Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) seen to be enforcing the election rules, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its election observation report on Thursday. However, procedural irregularities…

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Less in Number but Violations Persist in By-Elections Marked by Heavy Presence of Security

ISLAMABAD, March 22, 2016: Sporadic instances of bar on election observers, illegal campaigning inside and around polling stations, breach of voters’ right to secret ballot, unconducive environment for women voters, illegal restrictions on polling agents by security staff and insufficient availability of critical election material were recorded in otherwise well-administered and peaceful by-elections in two…

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Sanghar LG Election: Peaceful but procedurally flawed

ISLAMABAD, January 23, 2016: Voters in Sanghar finally got to vote for their local government (LG) representatives on January 23, 2016 after the election was postponed twice due to security concerns. FAFEN observed a total of 1,307 violations of the ECP’s Code of Conduct for Political Parties and Contesting Candidates and other electoral laws and…

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