3% of the Total 40,446 FIRs Pertained to Crimes against Women

3% of the Total 40,446 FIRs Pertained to Crimes against Women

According to officially disclosed statistics of 40,446 FIRs registered in 70 monitored districts of the country which were collected by FAFEN in July 2011, crimes against women made up 3% of the total. Of the 40 honour killings cases registered in 15 of the monitored districts, 45% were reported in six districts in Sindh, including Tando Muhammad Khan (6), Ghotki (4) and Benazirabad (4) among others.

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30 Commodities Register a 6% Price Increase in September, 2011

30 Commodities Register a 6% Price Increase in September, 2011

Prices of 30 commodities including meat, sweeteners, wheat, some kitchen fuels, spices and condiments increase 15 commodities including fruits, chicken, cooking oil register decrease Compared to August, prices of 30 commodities, including meat, sweeteners, spices and condiments, wheat and some kitchen fuels, registered an average increase of 5.6% in September 2011. On the other hand, 15…

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Many Prescribed Drugs Unavailable in BHUs

Many Prescribed Drugs Unavailable in BHUs

An overwhelming majority of patients visiting Basic Health Units (BHUs) monitored by FAFEN during July 2011, complained regarding availability of free of cost prescribed medicines (prescription drugs) at in-house pharmacies. In comparison with FAFEN’s monitoring reports on BHUs since April 2010, the availability and issuance of free of cost medicines has improved by at least five percentage points. However, the huge number of patients’ complaints in July 2011 suggests that despite the improvement, patients’ needs for medicines are not adequately met at these primary healthcare facilities.

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RHCs Lack Staff for Diagnosis and Treatment of Diarrheal Diseases and Malaria

RHCs Lack Staff for Diagnosis and Treatment of Diarrheal Diseases and Malaria

A report Based on Monitoring of 97 Rural Health Centers in 66 Districts across Pakistan in June 2011 Rural health centers monitored nationwide in June 2011 did not have staff to run disease control programs for diagnosing and treating specific diseases. Almost a quarter of the RHCs monitored nationwide did not have staff to run the…

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18% FIRs Pertain to Property Crimes

18% FIRs Pertain to Property Crimes

A report based on crime statistics collected from 66 DPO offices across Pakistan during June 2011 As many as 7,204 FIRs were registered against crimes pertaining to property making up 18% of the total 39,497 FIRs registered in 66 districts monitored across the country in June 2011. On average, 109 FIRs were registered against property-related crimes…

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Gastrointestinal Infections and Scabies Widespread During May 2011

Gastrointestinal Infections and Scabies Widespread During May 2011

ISLAMABAD, August 21: More than 1.4 million cases of diseases, including widespread instances of gastrointestinal infections and scabies, were reported in 51 districts nationwide in May this year, according to a FAFEN monitoring report released on Sunday. The total number of gastrointestinal infections and scabies cases reported was 437,515 and 211,320 respectively, the highest recorded this year.

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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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