FAFEN to Observe First Phase of Local Government Elections

ISLAMABAD, October 30, 2015: The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) will observe the first phase of Local Government elections in 12 districts of Punjab and eight districts of Sindh tomorrow, says a press release issued here on Friday. The election observation will be conducted by a total of 1,327 trained and non-partisan observers (994…

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ECP allows FAFEN to observe Local Government elections

ISLAMABAD, October 26, 2015: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has agreed to allow Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on the basis of central undertaking that it will be responsible for the conduct and security of all its observers to be deployed for observation of the Local Government elections in Punjab and Sindh.

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Unnecessary Restrictions On FAFEN Observation of LG elections (Urdu Press Release)

 پاکستانی  شہری مشاہدہ کاروں کی سیکیورٹی کلیئرنس کا  مطالبہ غیر ضروری ہے : فافن اسلام آباد ( 22 اکتوبر 2015 ) :  فری اینڈ فیئر الیکشن نیٹ ورک (فافن ) نے مقامی حکومتوں کے انتخابات سے محض چند روز قبل  الیکشن کمیشن  کی طرف سے رضاکار  پاکستانی شہری  مشاہدہ کاروں کی سیکیورٹی کلیئرنس  کرانے کے…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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