FAFEN Finds Serious Disparities in Voter-to-Population Proportions Across Pakistan

Warns low-voter-to-population proportions may be indicative of high voter under-registration; demands age-wise population data be made public immediately ISLAMABAD, February 5, 2018: Identifying serious disparities in the distribution of voter-to-population proportions across the provinces and districts, Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has called upon the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) to immediately publicly disclose…

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National Dialogue for Social and Political Consensus, demands FAFEN

ISLAMABAD, January 19, 2018: All democratic forces must initiate a grand national dialogue to reverse the dangerous trends of negativism, polarization and obscurantism. These trends are hindering the democratic developments and allowing rigid forces to reign social and political discourse and spheres in the country, says a declaration issued by the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN), here on Friday.

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Role of Civil Society in Minimizing Gender Deficit in Voters List is Imperative: ADG Election Commission

ISLAMABAD, December 6, 2017: The role of civil society organizations (CSOs) in minimizing the gender deficit in voters list is imperative, said Ms. Nighat Siddique, Additional Director General Gender Affairs, Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) while inaugurating a workshop of CSOs that are gearing up to support the ECP’s campaign for Women’s National Identity Card (NIC) and voter registration across Pakistan.

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FAFEN Cautions against Deviations from Constitutional Framework

Constitutional (Amendment) Bill, 2017 All federating units must be allocated seats on basis of their population Calls for due diligence in the usage of provisional census results for delimitation ISLAMABAD, November 14, 2017: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has expressed serious concerns over the ongoing efforts to amend the 1973 Constitution seeking deviation from…

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FAFEN Urges Parliament to Address Critical Weaknesses in Elections Bill, 2017

Enhance and clarify Election Commission’s powers Provide for measures to penalize public servants and persons in service of Pakistan under corrupt practices Withdraw regressive measures to curb transparency Improve procedure and transparency in appointment of caretaker governments Increase minority representation Define regional quota for women reserved representation Take measures to dilute political monopolies ISLAMABAD, August…

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15 Political Parties Show Reservations on Draft Elections Bill 2017 FAFEN Pakistan

15 Political Parties Show Reservations on Draft Elections Bill, 2017

Demand complete independence and autonomy of ECP in line with Constitution and SC judgements Recommend proportionate representation system, direct elections to Senate and reserved seats ISLAMABAD, January 26, 2017: Leaders of 15 political parties have expressed serious reservations over the Draft Elections Bill, 2017 and urged the government to initiate structured engagement with important political…

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FAFEN Praises Launch of Online Polling Schemes for Karachi By-polls

ISLAMABAD, April 4, 2016: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) appreciates the release of GIS-enabled polling schemes for upcoming by-elections on a National and a Provincial Assembly constituencies in Karachi. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)on Monday launched online polling schemes for the bye-elections in NA-245 (Karachi Central) and PS-115 (Karachi East) to be held…

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FAFEN Launches Campaign to Open Up Electoral Reforms’ Committee

ISLAMABAD, August 27, 2015: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has launched a public campaign to open up the proceedings of the Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms for greater transparency and ownership of the citizens, says a press release issued on Thursday. FAFEN has urged the Speaker of the National Assembly to direct the Parliamentary…

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