22 Commodities Register 8% Price Increase

22 Commodities Register 8% Price Increase

Prices of rice varieties, sweeteners, firewood, spices and pulses down 4% Fruits, cooked items, vegetables, milk, condiments and medical services register increase in November 2011 The prices of 22 commodities saw an increase in November 2011 while those of 18 came down and 11 remained unchanged as compared to the prices monitored in the preceding month.…

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Urban Hubs in Sindh, KP and Punjab Register the Most Murder FIRs

Urban Hubs in Sindh, KP and Punjab Register the Most Murder FIRs

A Report Based on Crime Statistics Collected from 83 DPO Offices across Pakistan in September 2011 According to crime statistics gathered by FAFEN from 83 districts across the country, there were as many as 85 cases of murder reported and 84 FIRs lodged for attempted murder in Karachi (West) district of Sindh, the highest recorded figures…

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DHQs Overstaffed, Lack Psychiatry and Physiotherapy Services

DHQs Overstaffed, Lack Psychiatry and Physiotherapy Services

ISLAMABAD, November 18: A Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) monitoring report on Friday said several cases of overstaffing for administrative, support staff and other positions were observed in 55 District Headquarter Hospitals (DHQs) across Pakistan in September this year.

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70% Schools without Security Guards, Peons and Sanitary Workers

70% Schools without Security Guards, Peons and Sanitary Workers

ISLAMABAD, November 14: More than two-thirds of the 152 boys’ primary schools in 89 districts across Pakistan were without non-teaching staff like peons, sanitary workers and security guards, according to a monitoring report issued by Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Monday.

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Tehsil Level Hospitals Lack Diagnostic and Medical Services

Tehsil Level Hospitals Lack Diagnostic and Medical Services

ISLAMABAD, Nov 3: Forty-six Tehsil Headquarter Hospitals (THQs) monitored in 34 districts nationwide in August 2011 were found to be lacking basic medical services, according to a report released by Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Wednesday. It said more than half – 57% – of them did not have pathology departments while 40% of the monitored THQs lacked pediatrics and 38% were without gynecology and obstetrics departments.

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