Punjab Local Government Election Phase-I: FAFEN Preliminary Observation Report

An impressive number of people turned out to vote in the first phase of the Local Government Election in Punjab held in 12 districts. While relatively peaceful, the elections were marked by procedural irregularities and illegalities that continue to highlight weak grip of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on the enforcement of electoral processes. One of the most pronounced irregularities on the Election Day was the barrier on FAFEN’s observation of both voting and the counting processes at the polling stations despite issuance of accreditation by the ECP.

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Monthly Magazine Aiwan-e-Aam – September 2015

پاکستان کے پہلے پارلیمانی میگزین ایوان عام کے زیر نظر شمارے  میں آپ پارلیمان اور صوبائی اسمبلیوں کے  حالیہ اجلاسوں کی روداد ، اراکین ،قائدین ایوان و حزب اختلاف  کی مختلف نشستوں کے دوران حاضری کی صورتحال ،  کی گئی قانون سازی اور قراردادوں کی منظوری سمیت دیگر کارروائی ملاحظہ کر سکتے ہیں  ۔ اس…

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FAFEN News Alert – Fortnightly Newsletter- Issue 6

TDEA- FAFEN has released sixth issue of the fortnightly newsletter FAFEN News Alert that contains news articles related to the launching of public petitions, difficulties faced by observers in by-elections’ observation, upcoming Local Government elections in Punjab and Sindh etc. Kindly go through the content of the newsletter and provide your valuable feedback at [email protected] for improvement.

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor Senate of Pakistan 120th Session Report

ISLAMABAD, October 14, 2015: With an average of 9% lawmakers present at the start and 27% at the end of each sitting, the 120th session of Senate passed four government bills and adopted seven resolutions, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The session comprising seven sittings, started on October 5 and concluded on October 13, 2015. One sitting started on time while other started seven minutes behind the scheduled time and lasted three hour and 38 minutes on average.

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Balochistan PA Passes Eight Bills, Adopts Five Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, October 13, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly passed eight government bills and adopted five resolutions amid low attendance and participation of lawmakers during the 21th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its report based on direct observation of the House.

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FAFEN News Alert – Fortnightly Newsletter- Issue 5

TDEA-FAFEN has released fifth issue of the fortnightly newsletter FAFEN News Alert which contains news related to setting up of candidates’ facilitation camps, disbursement of grants to partner organizations, CADGP staff trained to conduct activities in the field. Kindly go through the content of the newsletter and provide your valuable feedback at [email protected] for improvement.

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor Senate of Pakistan 119th Session Report

ISLAMABAD, September 18, 2015: The 119th session of Senate was marked by low attendance of lawmakers during all five sittings, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The session started on September 14 and was prorogued sine die on September 18, 2015 with almost all the sittings starting on scheduled time. On average, each sitting lasted three hours and 24 minutes with 19 (18%) lawmakers present at the outset and 26 (25%) at the time of adjournment.

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Monthly Magazine Aiwan-e-Aam – August 2015

پاکستان کے پہلے پارلیمانی میگزین ایوان عام کے نویں شمارے ( اگست 2015 ) میں آپ پارلیمان اور صوبائی اسمبلیوں کے  حالیہ اجلاسوں کی روداد ، اراکین ،قائدین ایوان و حزب اختلاف  کی مختلف نشستوں کے دوران حاضری کی صورتحال ،  کی گئی قانون سازی اور قراردادوں کی منظوری سمیت دیگر کارروائی ملاحظہ کر سکتے…

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Strengthening Voice and Accountability Programming in the Education Sector

Strengthening Voice and Accountability Programming in the Education Sector report is unique in terms of its approach, methodology and content. It is not an evaluation or assessment of education projects in Pakistan, but instead, a validation that the results attributed to these countrywide interventions are an outcome of rigorous implementation of Voice and Accountability (V&A) programming. The validation exercise included seven projects supported by Ilm Ideas and four by other donors.

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FAFEN News Alert – Fortnightly Newsletter- Issue 4

TDEA-FAFEN releases 4th edition of its fortnightly newsletter ‘FAFEN News Alert’ on Tuesday (September 15, 2015). The newsletter contains articles related to barrier on women voters, CADGP project staff trainings, Election Commission of Pakistan, power of vote, invoking RTIs for parliamentary information etc. Kindly go through the content of the newsletter and provide your valuable feedback at [email protected] for improvement.

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