Restrictions on Observation Mar Otherwise Better-Managed Punjab By-Elections

Islamabad, October 11, 2015: Followed by a colorful and competitive campaign dotted with flagrant violations of the election laws and code of conduct and notwithstanding widespread restrictions to the observation of voting and counting processes, improved security arrangements ensured relatively smooth conduct of hotly contested by-elections in two national and one provincial assembly constituencies in…

Details

PP-16 By-Election: Peaceful but Marred by Irregularities

Islamabad, October 6, 2015: Heavy presence of Police, Rangers and Army personnel both inside and outside the polling stations ensured by-election that was largely peaceful but not without its share of irregularities, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report. The seat fell vacant following the assassination of PML-N MPA and Punjab’s…

Details

Relatively well-managed by-election in PK-93 held in presence of heavy security

Islamabad, September 16, 2015: A relatively better managed and largely peaceful by-election in PK-93 (Upper Dir) was held under heavy presence of security forces on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report. The seat fell vacant following the disqualification of JI’s MPA Malik Behram Khan over fake degree case. In the 2013 general elections, Malik Behram Khan had won securing 12,894 votes while PPPP’s Sahibzada Sanaullah remained the runner up, bagging 9,500 votes.

Details

Haripur By-polls: Biometric Voting Piloted, Procedural Irregularities Persist amid Heavy Police Presence

Islamabad, August 16, 2015: Biometric verification machines were piloted on 30 (6%) polling stations in Haripur (NA-19) where usual procedural irregularities persisted amidst heavy police presence inside the polling stations during the by-polls on Sunday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report. The by-election was held after a three-member Supreme Court…

Details

PP-100: By-Election Held Amidst Procedural Irregularities and Unlawful Campaigning

Islamabad, July 27, 2015: By-election in PP-100 (Gujranwala-X) witnessed procedural irregularities and unlawful campaigning on Sunday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report. The seat fell vacant following the murder of PML-N’s MPA Rana Shamshad Ahmad who was gunned down almost two months ago. In the 2013 general elections, PML-N’s Rana…

Details

26 Petitions Still Pending with Tribunals

ISLAMABAD, June 18, 2015: Eight more cases were decided by the election tribunals constituted by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in May 2015 – bringing the total number of decided cases to 385 out of 411, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Thursday.

Details

GBLA Election: Orderly, Peaceful Voting amid Procedural Irregularities

ISLAMABAD, June 10, 2015: The election to the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly on June 8, 2015 witnessed an impressive turnout of voters in a peaceful and well-managed polling process. However, the vote counting and result consolidation processes were not accessible to independent observers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary observation report on Wednesday.

Details

Mandi Bahauddin By-Poll Marked by Strong Police Presence, Unlawful Campaigning

Islamabad, June 08, 2015: Strong presence of police and unauthorized personnel inside polling stations marked the by-election held in NA-108 (Mandi Bahauddin-I) on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report. The by-election was held in the wake of PTI leader Muhammad Ijaz Chaudhry’s disqualification in a fake degree case. Chaudhry…

Details

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Votes in Largest-Ever Election

Peshawar, May 31, 2015: An impressive number of voters in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa turned out to elect their local council representatives on Saturday in the largest-ever electoral exercise in the province, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Although the campaign period remained peaceful to a large extent, Election Day was marked by administrative mismanagement, extremely…

Details

Election Tribunals Decide Five Cases in April 2015

ISLAMABAD, May 27, 2015: Only five cases were decided by the election tribunals constituted by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in April 2015 – bringing the total number of decided cases to 378 out of 411, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Wednesday. Of the 378 cases, 154 have been dismissed on…

Details