Preliminary Electoral Rolls 2012: Accurate But Incomplete

The five-year term of the National Assembly of Pakistan comes to an end on March 17, 2013. As part of its preparations for the forthcoming general elections, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has finalized Electoral Rolls in July 2012. The new rolls replaced the previous Finalized Electoral Rolls 2007 (FER 2007) used in the general elections of 2008.

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FAFEN Health Scan: Gastrointestinal Infections on the Rise

Gastrointestinal infections which include diarrhea and dysentery and gastroenteritis saw an increase of 32% with 574,168 cases reported in 85 districts in April. The comparative statistics for these infections in March were 372,411 cases, recorded in 73 districts. However, diarrhea and dysentery constituted a higher percentage of gastrointestinal infections in the reporting period (92%) than that recorded in the preceding month (86%). Rahimyar Khan (37,636) reported the most cases of diarrhea while Lahore (22,697) had the highest number of gastroenteritis cases.

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Provincial Assembly of the Sindh: Annual Report 2011 – 2012

FAFEN observations of the Sindh Assembly’s proceedings are recorded on a standardized form based on the objective rules of parliamentary procedure. This information is included in the PW database maintained at the FAFEN Secretariat. The analysis is compiled in the form of daily fact-sheets and session-wise reports, which are disseminated to the general public, media, and civil society organizations, parliamentarians, political parties and other relevant organizations and institutions.

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Provincial Assembly of the Punjab: Annual Report 2011 – 2012

Amid national security concerns, poor law and order situation within the province, and demands for new provinces, the Punjab Assembly met for eight sessions between September 2011 and May 2012. Amendments to federal level laws to suit provincial needs were a high priority on the agenda in the post -18th constitutional amendment scenario. The proceedings were marked by frequent tussles between…

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