Low Medical Staff Occupancy Rate in THQs; Specialized Services Lacking

Low Medical Staff Occupancy Rate in THQs; Specialized Services Lacking

Seventy six Tehsil Headquarter Hospitals (THQs) monitored by FAFEN in January 2012 showed less than 50% occupancy rate of sanctioned positions for medical staff including anesthetists, gynecologists, ENT specialists and physicians. The situation was quite alarming in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan where all positions for specialized staff were not even sanctioned while in hospitals where…

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor Senate of Pakistan 77th Session Report

FAFEN Parliament Monitor Senate of Pakistan 77th Session Report

Islamabad, February 26, 2012: During the 77th session, the Senate met for 18 hours and 15 minutes, an average of two hours and 50 minutes each day. Each sitting was delayed, on an average, by 37 minutes. The attendance of Senators was observed to be low, with an average 12 Members present at the outset…

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Performance Report of women MPs: 4th parliamentary year of 13th NA

As the National Assembly completes its fourth parliamentary year, women legislators continued to perform impressively, asserting themselves in their lawmaking and oversight roles, according to a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report on the eve of the International Women’s Day.

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20 Commodities Register 7% Price Hike in January

20 Commodities Register 7% Price Hike in January

Prices of poultry products, kitchen fuels, meat, medical services and fruits go up Four percent drop in prices of pulses, rice varieties, cooked items, vegetables and condiments ISLAMABAD, February 1, 2012: The prices of 20 commodities increased in January as compared to the preceding month while those of 25 came down and seven remained unchanged. Twenty commodities that…

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Murder, Attempted Murder Widely Reported Crimes

Murder, Attempted Murder Widely Reported Crimes

A report based on crime statistics collected from 81 DPO offices across Pakistan in November 2011 Murder, attempted murder and hurt were the most widely reported crimes in November 2011. As many as 743 First Information Reports (FIRs) were filed for murder and 920 for attempted murder in 72 of the 81 monitored districts. A total…

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