45% Girls Primary Schools Lack Clean Drinking Water Arrangements

45% Girls Primary Schools Lack Clean Drinking Water Arrangements

Forty-five percent of the government girls’ primary schools monitored by FAFEN in April 2011 lacked clean drinking water for students. This crucial arrangement was not available in 35 of the 78 monitored schools – eight in Punjab, 11 in Sindh, 12 in KP and in all the four schools monitored in Balochistan.

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Police Stations Understaffed in Punjab, KP and Sindh during January – March 2011

Islamabad, May 30, 2011: The police stations in Sindh, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) were understaffed to a varying degree, while those in Balochistan and Islamabad Capital Territory were heavily overstaffed, according to Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN’s) Police Station Monitor. This report is based on information collected by FAFEN monitors who visited 90 police stations in 62 districts across the country during January – March 2011. Of the monitored 90 police stations, 39 were monitored in Punjab, 23 in KP, 20 police stations in Sindh, seven in Balochistan and one in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT).

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10,831 Confirmed New TB Cases Reported in 35 districts in February 2011

ISLAMABAD, May 26, 2011: As many as 10,831 new cases of tuberculosis reported at state-run healthcare facilities in 35 districts across Pakistan during February 2011 is a cause of serious concern for the government particularly in the Punjab province that accounted for 86% of the reported cases in 18 districts. According to FAFEN’s monthly Health Scan, the number of confirmed cases of TB reported in February 2011 is double than the 4,910 cases of the disease reported a month earlier in 37 districts.

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Crimes Against Women on the Rise in Punjab

ISLAMABAD, May 13, 2011: Punjab province saw a 21% leap in officially-recorded crimes against women in February 2011 as compared to January 2011, according to FAFEN’s collection of officially documented crime cases in 69 districts across Pakistan. The offices of District Police Officers (DPOs) in 25 out of 28 monitored districts of Punjab reported 700 FIRs of crimes that targeted women in February 2011 while in January the police administration of 23 out of 29 observed districts in the province reported 578 crimes against women.

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DHQs Lack Specialized Services, Facilities

ISLAMABAD, May 4, 2011: The state-run healthcare facilities at district level lack many specialized medical services and facilities, pushing the administration of these secondary care hospitals to refer the patients with serious medical conditions to tertiary care hospitals in big cities, which are already overburdened and few in number.

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29 Commodities Register 8% Price Increase in April 2011

ISLAMABAD, April 30, 2011: As many as 29 consumer commodities including fruits, potato, rice and vegetable ghee registered an average increase of 8% during April 2011 as compared to March 2011, while 18 commodities including some important items like onion, tomato, poultry products and pulses registered an average decrease of 5%.

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Non-Teaching Staff Lack Sanitation and Security Staff

Non-Teaching Staff Lack Sanitation and Security Staff

A Report Based on the Monitoring of 109 Government Boys’ Primary Schools in March 2011 A majority of government boys’ primary schools, monitored by FAFEN during March 2011, did not have the services of sanitary and support staff. As many as 94% of monitored schools did not have a serving sanitary worker, 81% were without security…

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Government Boys’ Primary Schools Lack Sanitation and Security Staff

ISLAMABAD, 28th April, 2011: A majority of government boys’ primary schools, monitored during March 2011, did not have the services of sanitary and support staff. According to FAFEN’s Education Institution Monitor, as many as 94% of monitored schools did not have a serving sanitary worker, 81% were without security guards and 70% did not have a peon. Non-teaching staff are important for providing support and assistance in the management and maintenance of schools.

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Pakistan Crime Monitor 28,823 Crimes Reported in 72 Districts during January 2011

ISLAMABAD, April 22, 2011: The cases of murder and attempted murder continued to dominate the crime figures in the country in terms of spread and intensity during January 2011 nationwide. These crimes against humanity were reported in 66 out of 72 districts monitored by FAFEN. With 1,452 documented cases- 638 premeditated murder and 814 attempted murder cases- these crimes accounted for 5% of total 28,823 FIRs registered by police in 72 districts monitored by FAFEN.

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10 Probable Poliomyelitis Cases Reported in Sindh

10 Probable Poliomyelitis Cases Reported in Sindh

ISLAMABAD, April 13, 2011: Ten cases of probable poliomyelitis were reported in Health Offices in Sindh in January 2011 (five each in Umerkot and Jacobabad), according to FAFEN’s monthly Health Scan, a report analyzing the data of a selection of diseases gathered by FAFEN Monitors from Health Offices across Pakistan.

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