FAFEN’s Pre-Election Update: Fifteen Office-bearers of Parties Allege Violence and Intimidation against Workers

Pre-U22/29-Mar-2013: This report is based on direct interviews of political party office-bearers conducted by District Long-Term Observers (DLTOs) deployed across the country by the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). It has been compiled from data gathered between March 18 and 22, 2013, from 79 districts – 26 in Punjab, 22 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 18 in Sindh, 10 in Balochistan, and three in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). FAFEN DLTOs use a standardized interview format for discussions with political party office-bearers, which includes three questions on violence.

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FAFEN’s Pre-Election Update: Parties Naming Candidates; Defections at Peak

Pre-U21/28-Mar-2013: The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has deployed 130 District Long-Term Observers (DLTOs) in districts across the country to observe all aspects of the election process. The observers send data to the FAFEN Election Observation Secretariat in Islamabad, which uses it to publish pre-election updates distributed to the public, media and other stakeholders. The information is also used to raise issues with the stakeholders to help improve the electoral process.

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FAFEN’s Pre-Election Update: ECP Should Ensure State Property Free of Campaign Material

Pre-U20/26-March-2013: This report highlights the use of state resources by political parties for election campaigning. It has been prepared from information gathered by the Free and Fair Election Network’s (FAFEN) District Long-Term Observers (DLTOs) between March 11 and 17, 2013. The DLTOs were tasked to observe whether there was any campaign material, such as party flags, banners, posters, stickers and wall chalking on the premises of government offices.

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