Murder Cases Up 8% in June

Murder Cases Up 8% in June

Murder cases went up 8% with 1,085 being reported in 85 districts in June as compared with May figures of 996 covering 80 districts. Peshawar (54) and Faisalabad (49) were the highest murder reporting districts. FAFEN observers visited 97 offices of District Police Officers (DPOs) to gather information on First Information Reports (FIRs) registered for…

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A report based on monitoring of 109 dispensaries in 77 districts across Pakistan

A report based on monitoring of 109 dispensaries in 77 districts across Pakistan

A dispensary is the basic unit in the state-run primary healthcare service delivery system. However, this building block of primary healthcare is tainted by poor infrastructure, lack of basic facilities, unavailability of medicines, absence of doctors and female staff and weak oversight, warranting immediate governmental attention. During July 2010, FAFEN’s Governance Monitors visited 109 dispensaries…

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FAFEN Violence Monitor: Political and Electoral Violence in Pakistan (June 1, 2010 – August 15, 2010)

Between June 1 and August 15, 2010, the PEVER monitors recorded a total of 495 incidents of political violence and 11 incidents of electoral violence; PEVER also recorded 89 peace events in Pakistan. Out of these 595 reports, 566 were compiled through media monitoring and were not able to be verified by PEVER personnel, while 29 reports were compiled by constituency-based and election monitors, and were verified through primary sources.

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A report based on prices collected at retail outlet in 118 town of 76 districts in Pakistan

A report based on prices collected at retail outlet in 118 town of 76 districts in Pakistan

During the month of August 2010, FAFEN Governance Monitors collected prices of 69 commodities and services at retail outlets in 118 National Assembly constituencies of 76 districts in four provinces including Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA) and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT). The prices of four most commonly used vegetables- tomato, potato, onion and garlic registered…

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National Assembly Elections in Pakistan 1970- 2008: Compendium of Election Related Facts

National Assembly Elections in Pakistan 1970- 2008: Compendium of Election Related Facts

The failure of the military’s experiments with democracy led the country back to accept the golden principles of democracy. The ruling elite acknowledged that it can no longer deny the people the right to directly elect a government through adult franchise. General elections 1970 were the embodiment of this realization. The country had been derailed from this path more than once…

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A Report based on monitoring of 107 Hospitals across Pakistan

A Report based on monitoring of 107 Hospitals across Pakistan

Hospitals at the backbone of state-run healthcare infrastructure, but the lack of doctors and nurses, patients’ dissatisfaction about the services and attitude of hospital staff, and poor infrastructure and sanitation at some hospitals warrant prompt governmental interventions to put this public sector healthcare system back on track. While 96% of sanctioned doctors’ posts at District…

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A Survey of 133 Government Girls Primary Schools in Pakistan

A Survey of 133 Government Girls Primary Schools in Pakistan

The government is spending an average of Rs 1,670 per year for each girl enrolled in primary schools nationwide, based on budgetary data provided to FAFEN Governance Monitors in May 2010. The FAFEN Education Institution Monitor concludes that an inadequate number of teaching posts have been sanctioned for girls primary schools, especially in Punjab, Khyber…

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