FAFEN General Election Observation 2018: Election Day Process Observation and Analysis

This publication is the outcome of FAFEN’s Election Day Observation in 270 National Assembly constituencies with the help of 17,725 trained and non-partisan citizen observers. The ten-chapter report includes the observation findings on pre-voting proceedings, arrangements and staffing at polling stations, voting process, result management process, election day security, campaigning and canvassing on election day,…

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FAFEN General Election Observation 2018: Pre-Election Environment Assessment

FAFEN General Election Observation 2018: Pre-Election Environment Assessment

This publication provides an assessment of the pre-election political environment as well as an analysis of the critical electoral processes taking place ahead of the Election Day including the delimitation of electoral constituencies, voter registration, setting up of polling stations, nomination and scrutiny of the candidates, and the election campaigning. The assessment and the analysis…

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FAFEN General Election Observation 2018 Result Assessment and Analysis

FAFEN General Election Observation 2018: Result Assessment and Analysis

This publication provides a wide range of objective election-related information of 272 National Assembly constituencies including general and voting population, gender gap on electoral rolls, voter density, polling stations’ turnout, political parties vote banks, margin of victory, invalid votes, election results assessment, findings of election day observation. The results of the forensic audit of the…

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Low Turnout Follows Lackluster Campaigning in Multan By-Election

Islamabad, April 1, 2019:  The by-election in PP-218 Multan VIII witnessed a 13 percent decline in the voter turnout since General Elections (GE) 2018 with seven polling stations recording statistically improbable voting patterns, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). FAFEN deployed 30 (22 men and eight women) trained, non-partisan and duly accredited observers for…

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Punjab Assembly Addresses 70% Regular Agenda During 7th Session

64 Percent Lawmakers Remain Inactive An Hour and 27 Minutes Average Delay Observed in Each Siting Leader of the House Remains Absent Throughout the Session   Islamabad, March 19, 2019:The Punjab Assembly addressed 70 percent of the agenda during seventh session that continued between February 20 and March 14, 2019. The House spent five hours…

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Senate Legislative Output Falls During 16th Parliamentary Year

House Transacts 78 Percent Business, Passes 20 Government and Six Private Members’ Bills ISLAMABAD, March 15, 2019: With the post-election change in its leadership and membership, the Senate struggled during the 16th parliamentary year to maintain the higher standards of productivity and efficiency set during the previous term (2015-18), observers Free and Fair Election Network…

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Women MPs Contribute 33 Percent Parliamentary Business during 2018-19

ISLAMABAD, March 8, 2019: Women parliamentarians maintained a track record of consistently surpassing reasonable performance expectations during the year 2018-2019 by making remarkable contributions to setting the agenda for parliamentary business, and sustaining spirited deliberations on a range of pressing matters. This has been observed in a report released by Free and Fair Election Network…

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National Assembly Addresses 62% Agenda during Eighth Session

POs Consume 62% of the Proceedings’ Time None out of the Eight Sittings Start on Time ISLAMABAD, March 8, 2019: The National Assembly did not address 38 percent of the agenda during eighth session that continued between February 20 and March 6, 2019. The House spent seven hours and 55 minutes (62 percent) on various Points of Order (POs)…

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KP Assembly Addresses 76% Agenda during fifth Session

ISLAMABAD, February 27, 2019: The Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) addressed 76 percent of its regular agenda during fifth session that continued between February 6 and February 26, 2019. Of 124 lawmakers, 42 (34 percent) including 38 men and four women contributed to the proceedings of the House by sponsoring various parliamentary interventions and/or contributing in the debates.…

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Low Turnout, Campaign Violations Persist in Mansehra By-Election

Islamabad, February 27, 2019:  A decline in male voter turnout and violations of the Election Commission’s Code of Conduct for campaigning marked the PK-30 Mansehra-I by-election held on February 26, 2019, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Election Day proceedings remained smooth across the constituency with 47 percent registered voters turning out to…

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