Theft cases increase by 26%

A report based on FIRs lodged in 98 DPO offices in as many districts in December 2012

Islamabad 8th April, 2013: Theft cases registered an increase of 26% with 3,103 cases filed in 75 districts during December compared to 2,467 in 71 districts the month


Prices of wheat, onions, spices and cooked food items go up

A report based on prices collected from 200 retail outlets in 116 districts in February 2013

Islamabad, 1 April, 2013: Wheat, onions, spices and cooked food items were among the 21 commodities and services that registered an increase in price during February as compared to


Increase in Offences Related to Marriage

A report based on registered FIRs in November 2012

Islamabad, 15 March 2013: A significant increase of 49% in offences related to marriage was observed as 241 cases were reported in 15 districts in November compared to 86 cases in eight districts the month before, says a


DHQs Lack Specialized Medical Services

A report based on monitoring of 65 District Head Quarters Hospitals across Pakistan in December 2012.

ISLAMABAD, 2nd March 2013: At least 45% District Headquarter Hospitals (DHQs) did not have cardiology, chest specialist, orthopedic and psychiatry departments, says a Free and Fair Election (FAFEN) report.


80% rise in cases of measles

A report based on disease incidents registered in 91 district health offices across Pakistan in November 2012

ISLAMABAD, February 21, 2013: A significant increase of 80% was recorded in cases of measles in November – 247 cases reported in 17 districts as compared to 137


Price of tomatoes, wheat and poultry products increase

A report based on the prices collected from 195 retail outlets in 111 districts in January

ISLAMABAD, February 15, 2013: Prices of 26 commodities including tomatoes, wheat, poultry and some fruits increased in January as compared to December 2012. Seventeen commodities experienced price cuts while


Low government oversight in girls primary schools

A report based on monitoring of 170 government girls’ primary schools in 95 districts across Pakistan in December 2012

ISLAMABAD, 22nd January 2013: One hundred and five of the monitored 170 government girls’ primary schools received no oversight visit by any government/elected official during September-November 2012 quarter says a


14% rise in overall disease burden

A report based on disease incidence registered in October 2012

ISLAMABAD, 18th January 2013: The disease burden saw 14% increase to 31,536 cases per district during October from September’s 27,587 cases. Ninety two districts reported 2,901,262 disease incidence in the observed month compared with previous month’s 2,400,052 in 87


Boys primary schools lack non-teaching staff

A report based on monitoring of 146 government boys\’ primary schools in 85 districts in November

ISLAMABAD, 15th January 2013: Lack of sanctioned positions for non-teaching staff was observed in government boys’ primary schools with on average only one person appointed to work


Extortion cases proliferate

A report based on October’s crime statistics collected from 91 DPO offices

ISLAMABAD, 10th January 2013: Extortion cases sharply increased 16 times during October with 427 FIRs registered in eight districts as compared to the preceding month