Draft Electoral Roll 2007 Flawed but Fixable

ISLAMABAD, October 17, 2010: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has withdrawn from its observation of the by-election in PS-94 due to the deteriorated security situation in Karachi over the past 24 hours, raising concerns for the safety of its observers – as well as voters — on Election Day on October 17, 2010. FAFEN’s…

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FAFEN urges ECP to maximize

ISLAMABAD July 3, 2007: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) welcomes the two-week extension announced by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for the public display of computerised draft electoral lists, but notes with concern the low level of voter enrolment so far recorded over the past three weeks.

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FAFEN Observers Find Display Centers Closed on Opening Day

ISLAMABAD, JUNE 13, 2007 – Preliminary findings from observers of the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) reveal that most Election Commission Display Centers visited in 40 districts were closed despite firm indications that they would be ready to serve the Pakistani public nationwide. At least 400 Display Centers were reported to be closed all day, and many of the ones that opened were shut down by 2:00PM.

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Bonded voting, election rules violations characterize Jhang-VIII by-election

ISLAMABAD, May 24, 2007: Bonded voting, an environment of intimidation, blatant disregard of rules and procedures by election officials and disinterest of political parties followed by a lackluster election campaign characterized the by-election for PP-80, Jhang-VIII seat held on May 24, 2007, says the preliminary election observation report released by Free and Fair Election Network…

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FAFEN releases preliminary election observation report

Bonded voting, an environment of intimidation, blatant disregard of rules and procedures by election officials and disinterest of political parties followed by a lackluster election campaign characterized the by-election for PP-80, Jhang-VIII seat held on May 24, 2007, says the preliminary election observation report released by Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) here on Friday.…

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FAFEN sees threats to transparent election

FAFEN Statement on the Current Political Scenario and its Repercussions on Upcoming Elections ISLAMABAD, May 15, 2007: The political instability and volatility stemming out of the ongoing judicial crisis may have serious repercussions on the prospects of free and fair elections, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). FAFEN believes that the way the government has…

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Bannu By-election Marred by Coercion, Irregularities

ISLAMABAD,Mar 30, 2007:  Coercion, lax enforcement of election laws, massive use of the local government apparatus, bogus ballots from women’s polling booth, and flaws in the electoral lists marred the by-election to the NA-26 seat in Bannu, held on March 29, 2007, according to Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) observers FAFEN, a network of 30…

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