FAFEN Violence Monitor: Political Violence Claims 702 Lives in Three Months (September to November)

Due to increased incidents of target killings in Karachi, Sindh experienced the highest number of incidents of political violence between September and November 2010. Of the total 357 incidents of political violence that FAFEN recorded during these three months from across Pakistan, 159 (44%) incidents were reported solely from Sindh. Balochistan followed with 113 incidents, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (41), Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (23), Punjab (13), Gilgit-Baltistan (7) and the Islamabad Capital Territory (1).

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Lax Security, Inadequate Facilities at Girls Middle Schools

Lax Security, Inadequate Facilities at Girls Middle Schools

A Survey of 106 Girls Middle Schools in Pakistan ISLAMABAD: Almost three fourths (72%) of the Girls’ Middle Schools in the country do not have any security arrangements, according to FAFEN Education Institution Monitor, which is based on the monitoring of 106 Girls Middle Schools across Pakistan during October 2010. FAFEN Governance monitors visited 106…

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20% Teaching Posts Vacant in Girls Colleges Across Pakistan

20% Teaching Posts Vacant in Girls Colleges Across Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, November 28, 2010: More than one fifth of the teaching posts at government-run colleges for women, monitored by Free and Fair Election (FAFEN) during September 2010, were vacant across the country, according to FAFEN Education Institution Monitor released here Sunday.

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13th National Assembly of Pakistan: Annual Report 2009- 2010

This report is an analysis of the performance of the 13th National Assembly of Pakistan during its second parliamentary year (March 2009 to March 2010) – the last session, however, continued till April 2, 2010. During this period, nine regular sessions of the National Assembly and three joint sessions of the two houses of the Parliament were held. However, the report covers only the regular sessions of the National Assembly, also called the Lower House.

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Nationwide Wide Regional Disparities in Rural Healthcare Centers

Nationwide Wide Regional Disparities in Rural Healthcare Centers

A Report Based on Monitoring of 83 Rural Health Centers across Pakistan in September 2010 Rural Health Centers (RHCs) provide primary healthcare facilities to rural areas. FAFEN’s study observes wide regional disparities in terms of infrastructure and provision of basic equipment and necessary facilities in the monitored RHCs nationwide. While Punjab’s RHCs were observed to be…

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Draft Electoral Roll 2007 - Flawed but Fixable

Draft Electoral Roll 2007 – Flawed but Fixable

ISLAMABAD, October 17, 2010: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has withdrawn from its observation of the by-election in PS-94 due to the deteriorated security situation in Karachi over the past 24 hours, raising concerns for the safety of its observers – as well as voters — on Election Day on October 17, 2010. FAFEN’s…

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Food Prices Up by 8% in September

ISLAMABAD, September 29, 2010: Consumers across the country had to face an extraordinary hike in the prices of consumer commodities in the month of September, as the prices of 46 consumer items and services (out of 69 commodities monitored by FAFEN) increased by an average of 7%when compared with August.

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BHUs under-staffed, ill-equipped to deal with emergencies

BHUs under-staffed, ill-equipped to deal with emergencies

ISLAMABAD, September 21, 2010: Patients with emergency conditions do not have access to adequate medical care at the Basic Health Units (BHUs) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Balochistan and Sindh, as most of these building blocks of the country’s healthcare system lack life-saving equipment such as oxygen tents and many of them are under-staffed, reports FAFEN’s Health Institution Monitor for the month of September 2010, released here Tuesday.

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