14th National Assembly Takes Oath

ISLAMABAD, June 01, 2013: The newly elected members of the 14th National Assembly took oath on Saturday in the maiden session called after the May 11 general elections, marking the first historic transition of power from one democratically elected government to another in the country’s history.

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51% girls high schools without libraries

A report based on monitoring of 90 government girls’ high schools in 58 districts in February 2013

ISLAMABAD, 30th May 2013: Half of the 90 government girls’ high schools were without libraries for students and one-fourth did not have apparatus for science experiments says a

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14th Sindh Assembly Takes Oath

ISLAMABAD, May 29, 2013: The newly-elected members of the 14th Sindh Assembly took oath on Wednesday in the first session called after the May 11 general elections. The Speaker of the outgoing assembly presided over the proceedings and administered the oath to members.

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Highest Leaders Must Reassure the Voting Public

ISLAMABAD, May 9, 2013 – The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) is set to deploy 40,500 trained, non-partisan and legally accredited citizens to observe General Election 2013  on May 11, one of the largest organized citizen election observation undertaken anywhere in the world

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Basic equipment lacking in dispensaries

A report based on the monitoring of 136 dispensaries in 81 districts during January2013

ISLAMABAD, 3rd May 2013: Around three-fifths of the monitored 136 dispensaries lacked sterilizers and one-third were operating without syringe cutters says a Free and Fair Election (FAFEN) report  released on Friday.

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State and Parties Must Act Against Election Sabotage

ISLAMABAD, May 2, 2013: Decisive action is required by the state against militant groups deliberately attempting to sabotage the election process through acts of terrorism and intimidation of candidates and their supporters, polling officials and voters across Pakistan, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN), calling for formal statements from all parties and candidates denouncing anti-election violence against any election contestants.

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Senate: Session Called off After the First Sitting

ISLAMABAD, May 02, 2013: The 93rd session of Senate was prorogued after the first sitting which met for three hours and 28 minutes on Thursday.

Only eight Senators were present at the outset while 14 were there at the time of adjournment.

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