Transformational Case Studies of Supporting Transparency, Accountability, and Electoral Process, January 2014

The twenty transformational case studies of the STAEP project in this report chronicle the progress towards achieving governance objectives by raising the citizens’ voice and organizing them effectively with the government officials and elected representatives to realize their agenda of community development. These case studies have been chosen by keeping in mind the principle of proportional representation. The STAEP project operates in 200 National Assembly (NA) constituencies out of total of 272. Ten percent of the NA constituencies have been chosen for the transformational case studies in this report.

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Pakistan Crime Monitor Theft Cases Increase by 26%

Pakistan Crime Monitor Theft Cases Increase by 26%

Theft cases registered an increase of 26% with 3,103 cases filed in 75 districts during December compared to 2,467 in 71 districts the month before. December reported the highest number of theft FIRs during 2012. FAFEN monitors visited the offices of 98 District Police Officers (DPOs) and reported a significant increase of 49% in cases…

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Increase in Offences Related to Marriage

Increase in Offences Related to Marriage

A significant increase of 49% in offenses related to marriage was observed as 241 cases were reported in 15 districts in November compared to 86 cases in eight districts the month before. FAFEN monitors visited 97 district police offices and reported that the most FIRs for offenses relating to marriage were filed in Lahore (107),…

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DHQs Lack Specialized Medical Services

DHQs Lack Specialized Medical Services

ISLAMABAD, 2 March 2013: At least 45% District Headquarter Hospitals (DHQs) did not have cardiology, chest specialist, orthopedic and psychiatry departments, says a Free and Fair Election (FAFEN) report. A report based on monitoring of 65 District Head Quarters Hospitals across Pakistan in December 2012.

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80% rise in cases of measles

80% Rise in Cases of Measles

A significant increase of 80% was recorded in cases of measles in November – 247 cases reported in 17 districts as compared to 137 in 16 districts in the preceding month. Measles is considered highly contagious and chances of infection increase in late winter and spring.

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Price of Tomatoes, Wheat and Poultry Products Increase

Price of Tomatoes, Wheat and Poultry Products Increase

Prices of 26 commodities including tomatoes, wheat, poultry and some fruits increased in January as compared to December 2012. Seventeen commodities experienced price cuts while nine registered no change. FAFEN monitors who visited 195 retail outlets in 111 districts reported a high rise in the price of tomatoes, 42%. However, a decrease was registered for…

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Extortion Cases Proliferate 15% upsurge in Motor Vehicle Lifting

Extortion Cases Proliferate 15% upsurge in Motor Vehicle Lifting

Extortion cases sharply increased 16 times during October (427 FIRs; 8 districts) as compared to September (25; 8). Sindh’s four districts contributed 80% share while Karachi East (305) and Sheikhupura (59) stood as the highest reporting districts. FAFEN Crime Monitors, who visited 91 offices of District Police Officers, also reported an overall 6% growth in…

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Teaching Positions Vacant in Girls' Secondary Schools

Teaching Positions Vacant in Girls’ Secondary Schools

Low government oversight FAFEN Education Institution Monitor: A report based on monitoring of 90 government girls’ secondary schools in 61 districts Out of the sanctioned 2,246 teaching positions for 90 schools monitored across 61 districts in October, 218 were unoccupied – a vacancy rate of 10%. Sindh had the highest percentage of vacant positions (22%), followed by Balochistan,…

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