Highest Leaders Must Reassure the Voting Public

ISLAMABAD, May 9, 2013 – The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) is set to deploy 40,500 trained, non-partisan and legally accredited citizens to observe General Election 2013  on May 11, one of the largest organized citizen election observation undertaken anywhere in the world


Basic equipment lacking in dispensaries

A report based on the monitoring of 136 dispensaries in 81 districts during January2013

ISLAMABAD, 3rd May 2013: Around three-fifths of the monitored 136 dispensaries lacked sterilizers and one-third were operating without syringe cutters says a Free and Fair Election (FAFEN) report  released on Friday.

Lack of basic equipment at


State and Parties Must Act Against Election Sabotage

ISLAMABAD, May 2, 2013: Decisive action is required by the state against militant groups deliberately attempting to sabotage the election process through acts of terrorism and intimidation of candidates and their supporters, polling officials and voters across Pakistan, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN), calling for formal statements from all parties and candidates denouncing anti-election violence against any election contestants.


Senate: Session Called off After the First Sitting

ISLAMABAD, May 02, 2013: The 93rd session of Senate was prorogued after the first sitting which met for three hours and 28 minutes on Thursday.

Only eight Senators were present at the outset while 14 were there at the time of adjournment.


ECP Must Stop Incitements to Sectarian Election Violence

ISLAMABAD, April 30, 2013 – In the context of escalating violence against certain political parties and candidates, including several deadly attacks over the weekend, Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) should take strong action to address political speeches that could incite sectarian violence, contrary to the ECP Code of


Candidates continue to defy Code

ISLAMABAD, April 26, 2013: The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN)’s Constituency Long-Term Observers have found out that the political parties’ candidates are continuing to defy the Code of Conduct notified by the Election Commission of Pakistan, as they gathered reports from 152 constituencies across the country between April 11


512 Code of Conduct Violations in 10 Days

ISLAMABAD, April 20, 2013: As many as 16 political parties and independent candidates have committed violations of the Election Code of Conduct in 77 observed National Assembly constituencies across the country between April 1 and 10, 2013, says Pre-Election Update 33 released on Saturday.

Violations committed by political parties and independent


Senate: Resolution Adopted Against Former President

ISLAMABAD, April 19, 2013: The Senate’s fourth sitting of the 92nd session, which met for an hour and 15 minutes, unanimously adopted a resolution demanding to try former President Gen. (R) Pervez Musharraf under article 6 of the constitution for abrogating the constitution.