FAFEN Violence Monitor: Political violence up in April- June, 2012

A report based on media monitoring of incidents of political and electoral violence in Pakistan. During the second quarter of 2012 (April-June), as many as 709 incidents of political violence were reported across the country – a 37% increase as compared with the January-March quarter. Sindh reported the most incidents (280) with Balochistan (172), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (121), Punjab (68), Federally Administered Tribal Areas (61), Gilgit/Baltistan (4) and Islamabad Capital Territory (3) following.

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Secondary Schools Lack Basic Facilities

Secondary Schools Lack Basic Facilities

Low government oversight of monitored school FAFEN Education Institution Monitor: A report based on monitoring of 118 government boys’ secondary schools in 74 districts The government boys’ secondary schools monitored in September lacked basic facilities like libraries, playgrounds, physical training instructors, staffrooms and apparatus for science experiments. FAFEN monitors collected data from 118 secondary schools in 73 districts. They…

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Disease Burden Down in August

A report based on monitoring of 92 health offices in as many districts across Pakistan in August ISLAMABAD, November 16, 2012: Disease burden in August decreased on average by 3% in each district – 2,435,833 cases reported across 92 districts compared with the preceding month’s figures of 2,470,345 in 90 districts says a Free and Fair Election (FAFEN)…

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RHCs Lack Medical Equipment and Basic Amenities

RHCs Lack Medical Equipment and Basic Amenities

ISLAMABAD, November 13, 2012: Among the 144 Rural Health Centers monitored in September, 88 lacked ECG machines, 54 were without x-ray facilities, 33 had no oxygen tents and 24 did not have sterilizers, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor National Assembly of Pakistan 47th Session Report

FAFEN Parliament Monitor National Assembly of Pakistan 47th Session Report

Islamabad, November 26, 2012: The 47th session of the National Assembly did not address 64% of the agenda items listed on the orders of the day as it witnessed low attendance, lack of quorum, late starts and excessive use of points of order interrupting the regular proceedings. However five bills were passed during the session,…

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor Provincial Assembly of Punjab 42nd Session Report

FAFEN Parliament Monitor Provincial Assembly of Punjab 42nd Session Report

The brief 42nd session of the Punjab Assembly that passed six pieces of legislation was marked by the disinterest of MPAs in sessions’ proceedings. The session witnessed low attendance of members in each of the four sittings and persistent lack of quorum. On average, only 36 out of 371 members were present at the beginning…

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Increase in Property-Related FIRs

Increase in Property-Related FIRs

ISLAMABAD, November 6: Property-related cases increased 9% during the June-August 2012 quarter as 85 FIRs were filed per district in August compared with those registered in July (81) and June (78), says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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