FAFEN urges issuance of new schedule for LG elections

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 Pakhtunkhwa

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FAFEN launches advocacy campaign for electoral reforms

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.

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Only one fourth of election petitions disposed of by October 31

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)

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Restrictions on women, observers mark NA-25 by-polls

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…

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Highest Leaders Must Reassure the Voting Public

ISLAMABAD, May 9, 2013 – The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) is set to deploy 40,500 trained, non-partisan and legally accredited citizens to observe General Election 2013  on May 11, one of the largest organized citizen election observation undertaken anywhere in the world

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State and Parties Must Act Against Election Sabotage

ISLAMABAD, May 2, 2013: Decisive action is required by the state against militant groups deliberately attempting to sabotage the election process through acts of terrorism and intimidation of candidates and their supporters, polling officials and voters across Pakistan, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN), calling for formal statements from all parties and candidates denouncing anti-election violence against any election contestants.

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