ECP Urged to Limit ROs Discretion, Define Objective Candidate Scrutiny Criteria

ISLAMABAD, April 5, 2013: The discretion being applied by Returning Officers (ROs) in scrutinizing candidates for General Elections 2013 is compromising the fairness of the scrutiny process underway across Pakistan, said the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in a press statement urging immediate corrective action by the Election Commission

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Counting Female Voters and Making Sure Female Voters Count

FAFEN Recommendations for Enhancing Women’s Electoral Participation

ISLAMABAD, March 8, 2013: General Elections 2013 could be the time that female voters really count, and that female voters are finally counted in Pakistan.  In honor of International Women’s Day, 8 March, Free and Fair Elections Network (FAFEN) has called upon the

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FAFEN’s 11-point Agenda for Improving Quality of Elections

ISLAMABAD, January 11, 2013: General Elections 2013 must be held within the constitutionally stipulated period under a caretaker setup that is acceptable to political parties inside and outside the Parliament, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) at a press briefing in Islamabad on January 11, 2013. The caretaker setup at the federal and provincial…

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FAFEN Urges ECP to Maximize

ISLAMABAD July 3, 2007: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) welcomes the two-week extension announced by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for the public display of computerised draft electoral lists, but notes with concern the low level of voter

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ECP Decisive Actions Needed To Increase Voter Numbers

ISLAMABAD: The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has called upon Chief Election Commissioner Justice (Retd) Qazi Muhammad Farooq to take immediate measures to bridge the gap between the 18-year-old or above population and the number of voters registered on the draft

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