Commodity Prices Show Mixed Trend in Ramazan

Commodity Prices Show Mixed Trend in Ramazan

ISLAMABAD, August 17: A FAFEN report on Wednesday said prices of commodities have witnessed a mixed trend in the first half of Ramazan, with 26 items going up by 5% and 20 going down by 7% on monthly basis. Prices of 26 commodities including meat, rice, poultry, sweeteners and some kitchen fuel items registered an average increase of 5% while 20 commodities including apple, potato, tomato, some pulses and vegetable ghee registered an average decrease of 7% in Ramazan, compared to their prices on 10th July 2011.

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Crimes against Women Increased by 18% in a Year

Crimes against Women Increased by 18% in a Year

ISLAMABAD, August 5, 2011: Crimes against women, including forced marriages and sexual assaults, registered an increase of 18% over a period of one year, according to a comparison of cases registered in 61 districts across the country. Based on the comparison of number of FIRs pertaining to anti-women crimes in 61 districts, the number of…

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Murder and Crimes against Women Frequent in Urban Districts

Murder and Crimes against Women Frequent in Urban Districts

Serious crimes like murder and rape were frequently reported in urban districts of the country in April 2011. The highest numbers of FIRs regarding murder (98) were registered in the district of Karachi while the district of Lahore reported the highest number of rape cases (29). The regions of Punjab and Sindh reported more crimes…

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Murder, attempted murder most widespread crimes in May 2011

Murder, attempted murder most widespread crimes in May 2011

Murder remained the most prevalent crime in the country during May 2011. FAFEN collected the number of FIRs registered against 27 offences in 63 districts across the country. Murder cases were reported in 61 of these districts. A total of 790 murder FIRs were lodged with police in 61 districts during the reporting month of…

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Dispensaries Need More Medicines, Equipment

Dispensaries Need More Medicines, Equipment

ISLAMABAD, July 3, 2011: Government needs to invest more in the state-run dispensaries, the first unit in the healthcare infrastructure, to enable them to effectively cope with the basic medical needs of the people. Investment in medicine supply, services, equipment and infrastructure is seriously warranted since government dispensaries observed by FAFEN in May 2011 showed a worrying lack of capacity to provide safe treatment to patients, according to the FAFEN Health Institution Monitor, released here on Sunday.

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