135 militants, seven civilians killed in second week of April

ISLAMABAD, April 16, 2013: Twenty incidents of political violence left 170 people dead and 42 injured between April 6 and 12, 2013, compared with the preceding week when 53 got killed and 65 were injured in 26 incidents, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).

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Senators Show Less Interest in Proceedings

ISLAMABAD, April 15, 2013: Starting 40 minutes late, the first sitting of the 92nd session of Senate witnessed the introduction of the Constitutional (Amendment) Bill 2013, which seeks changes in the clauses of the article 63.  The Bill was taken up and sent to the Standing

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Corrected: 53 people killed, 65 injured in political violence

Islamabad, April 11, 2013: Twenty-six incidents of political violence left 53 people dead, 65 injured and five kidnapped between March 30 and April 5, 2013, compared with the preceding week when 24 people were killed and 54 injured in nine incidents, says the Free and Fair

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53 people killed, 65 inured in political violence

Islamabad, April 11, 2013: Twenty-six incidents of political violence left 53 people dead, 65 injured and five kidnapped between March 30 and April 5, 2013, compared with the preceding week when 24 people were killed and 54 injured in nine incidents, says the Free and Fair

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FAFEN Launches Election Web Portal

ISLAMABAD, April 11, 2013: The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) launched its Election Web Portal www.electionpakistan.org on April 11, 2013. The Portal is a one-window solution to each and every election related activity be it 1970 General Election or any by-election held to-date, says a press release issued here on Thursday.

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ECP Urged to Enhance Efforts for Marginalized Voters

ISLAMABAD, April 10, 2013: The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN)’s District Long-Term Observers (DLTOs) interviewed 90 District Election Commissioners (DECs) about the steps being taken by DECs to facilitate marginalized communities, including women, religious and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and internally displaced persons (IDPs). Out of 90 District

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Theft cases increase by 26%

A report based on FIRs lodged in 98 DPO offices in as many districts in December 2012

Islamabad 8th April, 2013: Theft cases registered an increase of 26% with 3,103 cases filed in 75 districts during December compared to 2,467 in 71 districts the month

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Postings & Transfers Continue Contrary to ECP Directives

ISLAMABAD, April 5, 2013: The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) Constituency Long-Term Observers (CLTOs) have recorded 20 cases of postings and transfers in nine districts across the country. The highest number of cases was observed in the police department, with 12 officials changed during the period between March 24

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ECP Urged to Limit ROs Discretion, Define Objective Candidate Scrutiny Criteria

ISLAMABAD, April 5, 2013: The discretion being applied by Returning Officers (ROs) in scrutinizing candidates for General Elections 2013 is compromising the fairness of the scrutiny process underway across Pakistan, said the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in a press statement urging immediate corrective action by the Election Commission

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