Fruit prices register hike in May

ISLAMABAD, June 6: The price of monitored fruit registered a hike in May as compared to April 2012 with kinnow registering the highest increase of 30% followed by bananas (28%), dark red apples (25%) and golden apples (11%), says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

The report released Wednesday

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Fruit prices register hike in May

ISLAMABAD, June 6: The price of monitored fruit registered a hike in May as compared to April 2012 with kinnow registering the highest increase of 30% followed by bananas (28%), dark red apples (25%) and golden apples (11%), says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN)

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Increase in FIRs for crimes against women

Increase in FIRs for crimes against women

ISLAMABAD, June 4: Reportage of crimes against women registered an increase in March with an average 17 First Information Reports (FIRs) lodged per district as compared to the preceding month when 10 FIRs were filed, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report. The report released Monday said that although rise in such cases…

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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

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 the schools did not have apparatus for science experiments, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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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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