In the last quarter of 2011 from October to December Pakistan witnessed 357 incidents of political violence, claiming 479 lives and injuring 515, besides damaging property. Of the lives lost, 222 were reported from Balochistan, followed by 90 in Federally Administrative Tribal Areas (FATA), 82 in Sindh and 70 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). About 83% of the reported victims were males – 416 were killed, 416 injured and 94 kidnapped. Though in more than half of the incidents the perpetrators remained unidentified, militants were reported to be responsible for committing violence in 127 incidents (35.57%) across the country.Details
History was made when the government presented the fifth consecutive budget in the National Assembly becoming the first civilian government to do so. But the Prime Minister’s conviction in the contempt case and other political issues overshadowed and marred the budget session which also witnessed a brawl among legislators. Only 41 legislators (12% of the membership) took part…Details
ISLAMABAD, June 14, 2012: Government and elected officials made 58 visits to 118 government boys’ high schools during the February-April 2012 quarter, which meant 60 schools were completely ignored, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.Details
ISLAMABAD, June 8: Eleven percent of the sanctioned teaching positions were vacant in government girls’ high schools monitored in April with 160 positions lying unoccupied in 55 schools against the sanctioned 1,390, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.
The report said the FAFEN governance monitors who visited 25Details
ISLAMABAD, June 4: Reportage of crimes against women registered an increase in March with an average 17 First Information Reports (FIRs) lodged per district as compared to the preceding month when 10 FIRs were filed, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report. The report released Monday said that although rise in such cases…Details
ISLAMABAD, May 23: About two-fifths of the 118 boys’ high schools monitored in 76 districts across the country in March had no libraries while a similar number was without playgrounds. Additionally, one-fifth of the schools did not have apparatus for science experiments, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.Details