Rise in the FIRs for threat and fraud

Rise in the FIRs for Threat and Fraud

A report based on crime statistics collected from 81 DPO offices across Pakistan in April 2012 Threat and fraud crimes witnessed an increase of 28% per district during the February to April quarter with as many as 2,329 such FIRs being filed in 78 districts in February, another 2,778 in 77 districts in the following month…

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Prices of 31 Commodities Went Up in June

Prices of 31 Commodities Went Up in June

Islamabad, July 20, 2012: The prices of 31 commodities increased in June 2012 while those of 12 went down and eight remained unchanged as compared to the preceding month. Commodities including fruit, wheat, some pulses, and cooking oil etc. registered an average price hike of 3%. However, there was a 3% decrease in prices of eggs,…

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Shortage of Medical Staff for Women at THQs

Shortage of Medical Staff for Women at THQs

About two-thirds positions of gynecologists unfilled Two-fifths positions of women medical officers also vacant A report based on the monitoring of 81 Tehsil Headquarter Hospitals (THQs) across Pakistan during June 2012 About two-third positions of gynecologists were lying vacant at 75 Tehsil Headquarter Hospitals (THQs) that shared information on appointments with FAFEN observers. Only 39 such staff…

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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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13th National Assembly of Pakistan: Annual Report 2011-2012

National security, political instability, civil-military relations, executive-judiciary tension, and the energy crisis largely defined the agenda for the 13th National Assembly during its fourth parliamentary year that ended on March 16, 2012. The year was particularly tumultuous for Pakistan as well as for the legislature in terms of agenda-setting that was difficult and critical.

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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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