FAFEN urged ECP to Display Voter’s List at Union Councils

ISLAMABAD:  The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) urges the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to take immediate measures to ensure the maximum access of eligible voters to check that their names are included on the new Electoral Rolls, which include the 2007 voters’


Improvements in Display Period, But Problems Remain

ISLAMABAD: Procedural inadequacies, ineffective management and lackluster response of the eligible voters that may have serious implications on the final electoral rolls mar the ongoing display of Draft Electoral Rolls.

According to reports received from observers of the Free


Implementation of election law during by-elections urged

ISLAMABAD: The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) observed the by-election for NWFP Assembly seat PF-1 in Peshawar in 86% of polling stations on April 11, 2009 and reiterates its recommendations to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) regarding the need for training of


Sitting passes two bills and a Resolution

  • MQM stages walkout over increase in prices of petroleum products

ISLAMABAD, April 5: Starting an hour and 14 minutes behind schedule, the Joint Sitting of the Parliament, which met for three hour and


Bar on women voting, terrorist attack warrant fresh NA-28 by-poll

ISLAMABAD: A suicide bombing and barring women from voting characterized the NA-28 by-election in Buner on December 28, 2008. FAFEN recommended on Election Day that the ECP should stop the polling and re-schedule the by-election because the chaos and fear after the bombing created


FAFEN Issues Direct-Observation Report on NA’s Eighth Session

Islamabad, December 17, 2008:  The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) issued a revealing report today about its direct observation of the proceedings of the National Assembly during the Eighth Session from November 10-21, 2008.  Among the most interesting observations are