Crimes against Women Increased by 18% in a Year

Crimes against Women Increased by 18% in a Year

ISLAMABAD, August 5, 2011: Crimes against women, including forced marriages and sexual assaults, registered an increase of 18% over a period of one year, according to a comparison of cases registered in 61 districts across the country. Based on the comparison of number of FIRs pertaining to anti-women crimes in 61 districts, the number of…

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NA Suspends Agenda to Debate on Violence in Karachi, Quetta

ISLAMABAD, August 3, 2011: The National Assembly met for three hours and 15 minutes during the third sitting of the ongoing 33rd session. The sitting witnessed low attendance of Members, with 96 Members present at the outset and 92 were present when the sitting was adjourned.

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Low Attendance of Members Marks 2nd Sitting of 33rd NA Session

ISLAMABAD, August 02, 2011: The National Assembly met for two hours and 34 minutes in the second sitting of the ongoing 33rd Session. The sitting witnessed low attendance of Members with only 17% of the legislators present at the outset of the sitting and 23% were present when the sitting was adjourned. A maximum of 49% MNAs were observed to be present at one point of the sitting.

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25 Commodities Register 13% Price Increase in July 2011

ISLAMABAD, July 28, 2011: The prices of 25 commodities including poultry products, meat, vegetables, cooking oil, kitchen fuel and some pulses and fruits registered an average increase of 13% while 17 commodities registered an average decrease of 4%, which is too meager to offset the sharp increase in the price of important consumer items ahead of Ramazan, says FAFEN’s Retail Price Monitor for the month of July 2011.

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Murder and Crimes against Women Frequent in Urban Districts

ISLAMABAD, July 20, 2011: As many as 29,505 FIRs were registered in 55 districts monitored by FAFEN during April 2011. Serious crimes like murder and rape were frequently reported in urban districts of the country. The highest numbers of FIRs regarding murder (98) were registered in Karachi while the district of Lahore reported the highest number of rape cases (29).

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Dispensaries Need More Medicines, Equipment

Dispensaries Need More Medicines, Equipment

ISLAMABAD, July 3, 2011: Government needs to invest more in the state-run dispensaries, the first unit in the healthcare infrastructure, to enable them to effectively cope with the basic medical needs of the people. Investment in medicine supply, services, equipment and infrastructure is seriously warranted since government dispensaries observed by FAFEN in May 2011 showed a worrying lack of capacity to provide safe treatment to patients, according to the FAFEN Health Institution Monitor, released here on Sunday.

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