Crimes against Women Increase By 7% in a Year

Crimes against Women Increase By 7% in a Year

ISLAMABAD, August 30: Crimes against women increased 7% this year as 57 districts reported 982 cases in May 2012 compared to 922 in the same month last year. However, over the last two years, an increase of 31% was reported in such crimes with 746 FIRs lodged in May 2010, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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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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Rise in FIRs for motor vehicle lifting

Rise in FIRs for motor vehicle lifting

ISLAMABAD, July 31: Cases of motor vehicle lifting increased during the March-May quarter with 39 per district being reported in May as compared to the preceding month when 32 cases were recorded, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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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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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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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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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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