21 commodities see price hike; 18 register drop

ISLAMABAD, September 17: Data collected for August shows the prices of 21 commodities went up as compared with the preceding month while those of 18 came down and 12 remained unchanged, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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Meningitis cases up 83% in June

Cases of meningitis almost doubled – 12 districts reporting 267 in June as compared with 132 in 11 districts recorded in the preceding month, a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report said Thursday. FAFEN governance monitors visited 96 health offices in as many districts to collect statistics on diseases.

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12% police stations need proper buildings

ISLAMABAD, September 6: Monitoring during the April-June 2012 quarter showed 20 police stations not housed in proper buildings although alternatives were available, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report. The report released Thursday said FAFEN monitors visited 171 police stations in 98 districts.

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Crimes against Women Increase By 7% in a Year

Crimes against Women Increase By 7% in a Year

ISLAMABAD, August 30: Crimes against women increased 7% this year as 57 districts reported 982 cases in May 2012 compared to 922 in the same month last year. However, over the last two years, an increase of 31% was reported in such crimes with 746 FIRs lodged in May 2010, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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60% increase in cases of gastrointestinal infections

ISLAMABAD, August 12: During the March-May 2012 quarter, cases of gastrointestinal diseases, which include diarrhea and dysentery and gastroenteritis, went up by 60% per district. A total of 690,431 such cases were registered in May as compared to 574,168 recorded in April and 372,411 in March.

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Prices of vegetables and fruit up

ISLAMABAD, August 10: Prices of the observed vegetables increased in July as compared to the preceding month with onions registering a hike of 25% and tomatoes 21% as sowing of these two crops began in the monitored period, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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Rise in FIRs for motor vehicle lifting

Rise in FIRs for motor vehicle lifting

ISLAMABAD, July 31: Cases of motor vehicle lifting increased during the March-May quarter with 39 per district being reported in May as compared to the preceding month when 32 cases were recorded, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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About one-third posts of female medical officers lying vacant

ISLAMABAD, June 25, 2012: About one-third posts of female Medical Officers (MOs) were unoccupied in 64 Rural Health Centers (RHCs) across the country, according to a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report on Monday. 

Of the 76 sanctioned posts of female MOs

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Low Government Oversight of Boys High Schools

Low Government Oversight of Boys High Schools

ISLAMABAD, June 14, 2012: Government and elected officials made 58 visits to 118 government boys’ high schools during the February-April 2012 quarter, which meant 60 schools were completely ignored, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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11% Teaching Posts Vacant in Girls High Schools

11% Teaching Posts Vacant in Girls High Schools

ISLAMABAD, June 8: Eleven percent of the sanctioned teaching positions were vacant in government girls’ high schools monitored in April with 160 positions lying unoccupied in 55 schools against the sanctioned 1,390, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

The report said the FAFEN governance monitors who visited 25

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