FAFEN observed polling processes at a maximum of 38,274 polling stations and 31,337 polling booths spanning over 263 National Assembly constituencies as a part of its election day observations. The exercise yielded observations of a total 71,397 irregularities and violations in the day’s proceedings. These observations were recorded on standardized observation checklists designed to document…Details
ISLAMABAD, February 21, 2014: The Election Commission of Pakistan must take immediate and effective measures to address critical discrepancies in voter registration especially of women voters, timely finalization and adherence to polling schemes and consolidation of results to improve the quality, legitimacy, transparency and effectiveness ofDetails
Islamabad, February 12, 2014: Showing concern over the delay and abrupt postponement of the much-awaited local government elections, Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has urged the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to immediately issue a new schedule for holding polls in Punjab, Sindh, Khyber PakhtunkhwaDetails
ISLAMABAD, January 22, 2014: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) is launching a nationwide citizens\’ campaign to urge political parties to take up an election reforms agenda as one of their policy and legislative priorities in line with the promises they made during General Election 2013.
ISLAMABAD, December 8, 2013: Fourteen election tribunals established across the country have decided only 95 out of 373 cases heard till October 31, 2013. At least 18 petitions have completed legally stipulated time of 120 days awaiting a decision, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN)Details
ISLAMABAD, November 12, 2013: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has launched a campaign to solicit public support for federal framework legislation for the protection of electoral rights of voters and candidates in the provincial laws on the local government, says a press release issued onDetails
FAFEN Advocates for Phased LG Elections, Guiding Principles to Provinces for Protection of Electoral Rights
ISLAMABAD, November 8, 2013: Calling upon the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to hold local government elections in phases, Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has sought federal guidelines to provinces for the protection of electoral rights of voters and candidates.
ISLAMABAD, November 5, 2013: The tribunals set up to resolve election complaints had disposed of 65 of the 339 cases heard until September 30, 2013. However save for one, all of these cases were disposed of on technical grounds, said a press releaseDetails
ISLAMABAD, September 18, 2013: Four incidents of women being barred from voting were reported during the NA-25 (Dera Ismail Khan-cum-Tank) by-election on Wednesday. The voting process was largely peaceful amid heavy deployment of security personnel. However, female voters were disenfranchised in parts of the constituency where community elders had reportedly decided to bar women from…Details
ISLAMABAD, May 11, 2013 – Having mobilized more than 41,000 trained and accredited observers for Pakistan’s historic first elections to transition from one elected civilian government to another, Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) offered preliminary information about reports of ElectionDetails