State Security Necessary for Level Election Playing Field

ISLAMABAD, 17 April 2013: Regional and party-wise analysis of violence monitoring data by Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) confirms claims by several political parties that their ability to campaign freely is being undermined and that direct intervention by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and state security forces is necessary to ensure a level…

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Citizens can register election complaints on FAFEN web portal

ISLAMABAD, April 16, 2013: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has provided the citizens of Pakistan an opportunity to register election-related complaints on FAFEN web portal, electionpakistan.org, in order to induce responsive action. FAFEN believes citizens have the right and the responsibility to monitor the performance of government officials and

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40% Male, 42% Female NA Candidates without NTNs

ISLAMABAD, April 16, 2013: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has published a list of candidates who have submitted nomination papers for contesting National Assembly constituencies for the 2013 General Election. The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has obtained the data of all aspiring candidates from the ECP website

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FAFEN Launches Election Web Portal

ISLAMABAD, April 11, 2013: The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) launched its Election Web Portal www.electionpakistan.org on April 11, 2013. The Portal is a one-window solution to each and every election related activity be it 1970 General Election or any by-election held to-date, says a press release issued here on Thursday.

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ECP Urged to Enhance Efforts for Marginalized Voters

ISLAMABAD, April 10, 2013: The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN)’s District Long-Term Observers (DLTOs) interviewed 90 District Election Commissioners (DECs) about the steps being taken by DECs to facilitate marginalized communities, including women, religious and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and internally displaced persons (IDPs). Out of 90 District

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Postings & Transfers Continue Contrary to ECP Directives

ISLAMABAD, April 5, 2013: The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) Constituency Long-Term Observers (CLTOs) have recorded 20 cases of postings and transfers in nine districts across the country. The highest number of cases was observed in the police department, with 12 officials changed during the period between March 24

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Political Parties Gear Up for Polls

ISLAMABAD, March 14, 2013: The District Long-Term Observers (DLTOs) of the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) have identified at least 38 districts in February 2013 with political developments related to General Election 2013, including districts where election campaigns started before the announcement of the election schedule, says a press

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Security Plans for Campaign Period Lacking in Half of Districts

ISLAMABAD, March 13, 2013: The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN)’s District Long-Term Observers (DLTOs) conducted interviews of 69 District Police Officers (DPOs) regarding pre-election security plans. More than one-half of the DPOs (36 out of 69, or 52%) said they had not developed any security plans, says a press

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Judicial and other Postings and Transfers recorded in last week of February

ISLAMABAD, March 9, 2013: The District Long-Term Observers (DLTOs) of the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) have observed nine cases of postings and transfers in the judiciary, district administration, police and revenue department in seven districts between February 22 and 28, 2013, says a press release of FAFEN issued.

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16 out of 23 Recorded Postings and Transfers among Police in Punjab

ISLAMABAD, March 1, 2013: 23 postings and transfers recorded in 11 districts across Pakistan. Eight of the districts were in Punjab, two in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), and one in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Pre-Election Update 7.

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