Malaria and dengue on the rise

ISLAMABAD, June 3: Diseases transmitted through mosquitoes saw a significant increase with 2,340 cases of malaria reported in 20 districts in March as compared to 872 in 15 districts in February, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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Inflation rate up by 9% in 2012

ISLAMABAD, May 30: The rate of inflation for 44 commodities including wheat, rice, pulses, meat, kitchen fuel and poultry products stood at 9% in April 2012. This is a comparatively smaller increase than the 15% inflation rate in the same month last year. However, the overall rate of inflation over the last two years (April 2010-April 2012) went up by 25%.

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Boys’ high schools lack libraries, lab equipment and playgrounds

A report based on the monitoring of 118 boys’ high schools in 76 districts across Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, May 23: About two-fifths of the 118 boys’ high schools monitored in 76 districts across the country in March had no libraries while a similar number was without playgrounds. Additionally, one-fifth of

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Low government oversight of police stations

ISLAMABAD, May 18: Sixty-nine visits were made by government officials/elected representatives to 100 police stations monitored across the country during January-March 2012 which means at least 31 were ignored altogether, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

The report released Thursday said that informed and regular government oversight is

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Child mortality on the rise

A report based on the monitoring of 74 health facilities in as many districts across Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, May 8: Of the 74 districts monitored in February, five reported 189 incidents of child mortality as compared to the preceding month when 157 children died in seven districts. Also, 51

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Prices of 34 commodities up in April

  • Sweeteners, fruit, meat and cooked items register increase in prices
  • Decline in prices of some pulses and condiments

A report based on prices at 175 retail outlets in 98 districts across Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, May 3: The prices of 34 commodities went up, 12 came down while six remained unchanged in

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More districts report cases of honour killings

A report based on the monitoring of 78 DPO offices in February 2012

ISLAMABAD, April 27- Cases of honour killings were more widespread in February 2012 as compared to the preceding month – 24 cases being reported

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Cases of infant mortality continue to rise

A report based on monitoring of 74 health offices across Pakistan in January 2012

ISLAMABAD, April 20: Cases of infant mortality continued to grow in January as compared to the previous months with on average, 65 children

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Girls schools without support staff, playgrounds

A report based on the monitoring of 154 government girls’ primary schools in 84 districts across Pakistan

 

ISLAMABAD, April 15: As much as 92% of the 154 government girls’ primary schools monitored in 84 districts

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