FAFEN’s 11-point Agenda for Improving Quality of Elections

ISLAMABAD, January 11, 2013: General Elections 2013 must be held within the constitutionally stipulated period under a caretaker setup that is acceptable to political parties inside and outside the Parliament, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) at a press briefing in Islamabad on January 11, 2013. The caretaker setup at the federal and provincial…

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KP Assembly Adopts Three Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, January 11, 2013: Starting an hour and 20 minute late, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly’s 11th sitting of the ongoing 29th session which met for two hour and 57 minutes adopted three resolutions on Friday. 

The first

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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

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Prices of 27 commodities up; 13 drop

A report based on prices collected from 200 retail outlets in 118 districts in December

ISLAMABAD, 9th January 2013: Prices of 27 commodities, including all fruit, poultry, kitchen fuel, medicines and medical services increased by up to 10% in December as compared with November while

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KP Assembly: One Bill Passed; Six Introduced

ISLAMABAD, January 08, 2013: Starting an hour and 11 minutes late, the 10th sitting of the 29th session of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly witnessed the passage of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Elimination of Custom of Ghag Bill 2012. Six more bills were introduced. 

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14 bills passed

ISLAMABAD, Jan 8, 2012: The 43rd session of the Punjab Assembly witnessed passage of 14 treasury-backed bills with three of them seeking to establish universities for women, says a preliminary report by Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Tuesday. The session’s 14 sittings from 13 December 2012 to 7 January 2013 also witnessed delays…

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89 killed, 94 injured in political violence

Islamabad, January 7, 2013: Political violence between December 29, 2012 and January 4, 2013 affected 190 people in 25 incidents across the country which left 89 people dead, 94 injured with seven being kidnapped. The militant death toll was 2% compared with 44% recorded

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Punjab Assembly: Five Bills Passed Despite Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, January 07, 2013: Five bills were passed in the last sitting of the 43rd session of Punjab Assembly, which met for three hours and 45 minutes on Monday. Only 38 members were present at the start and 70 at the time of adjournment of the 14th sitting. The Defence Housing Authority Rawalpindi Bill 2013,…

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Punjab Assembly: Low Attendance Persists

ISLAMABAD, January 04, 2013: Starting 52 minutes late, the 13th sitting of the ongoing 43rd session of the Punjab Assembly was marked by low attendance and key-members’ absence.

Only eight members were present at the outset while 12 were there at the time

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