FAFEN Observes High Incidence of Irregularities in TT Singh By-Election

ISLAMABAD, January 6, 2016: The by-election for the provincial assembly constituency – PP-89 Pir Mahal, Toba Tek Singh-VI – was held in a relatively peaceful environment amidstinsufficient availability of critical election material, widespread canvassing around polling stations and high incidence of irregularities and illegalities in voting processes, says preliminary observation report by the Free and…

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Better administration, over-zealous security mark high-turnout NA-154 by-election

ISLAMABAD, December 24, 2015: An impressive voter turnout of nearly 60 percent, restriction on independent observation and an over-zealous security arbitrarily interpreting election laws characterized a relatively better administered and hotly-contested by-election for NA-154 in Lodhran that preceded a campaign with excessive use of public and private money, say preliminary observation findings by the Free…

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ECP Needs Binding Powers on Executive to Ensure Compliance with Election Laws

ISLAMABAD, December 6, 2015: The third and last phase of the local government (LG) election in 18 districts of Punjab and Sindh was by far the most chaotic and disorderly of all the phases of LG elections in the two provinces and Islamabad, indicating the need for greater and binding powers for the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to ensure that the executive enforces its legal and regulatory instructions in the letter and spirit, says FAFEN statement on Sunday.

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FAFEN to Observe Third Phase of LG Polls

ISLAMABAD, December 4, 2015: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) will deploy 1,043 independent, neutral and unbiased observers to observe the third and last phase of the Local Government elections in Sindh and Punjab tomorrow, says a press statement issued on Friday.

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FAFEN Calls for Women’s Voter Registration Emergency

ISLAMABAD, November 25, 2015: The difference in male and female voter registration widened from 10.97 million in May 2013 to 11.65 million in September 2015, indicating at the need for urgent efforts by political parties and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to maximize women’s voter registration ahead of General Elections 2018, says a statement issued by Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Wednesday.

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ECP’s Weak Enforcement Marks LG Phase 2 Elections

ISLAMABAD, November 20, 2015: The second phase of the Local Government elections in 26 districts of Punjab and Sindh have been characterized by illegalities and irregularities amidst weak enforcement and monitoring by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) or its designated officials. The party-based election, however, witnessed an impressive turnout and remained largely peaceful despite fear of violence in some districts, says a press statement issued on Friday.

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FAFEN to Observe Second Phase of LG Polls Tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) will observe the second phase of the Local Government elections in 14 districts of Sindh and 12 districts of Punjab on November 19, 2015, says a press statement issued here on Wednesday.

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FAFEN Proposes Corrective Measures for Upcoming LG Elections

ISLAMABAD, November 3, 2015: The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has urged the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to make greater practical investments in the transparency of the electoral processes and enforcement of electoral laws and procedures in an effort to further improve the quality of upcoming phases of the Local Government elections in Sindh, Punjab and Islamabad Capital Territory, says FAFEN statement on Tuesday.

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