Low Oversight of Dispensaries

A report based on monitoring of 139 dispensaries in 89 districts across Pakistan in June 2013

ISLAMABAD, 18th September 2013: Ninety seven dispensaries out of the monitored 139 did not receive any oversight visit by either a government official or elected representative during March-May 2013 quarter. Informed and regular


84% hike in tomato prices

A report based on prices collected from 188 retail outlets in 105 districts across Pakistan in July 2013

ISLAMABAD, 2ND September 2013: Price of tomatoes increased by 84% in July as compared to June 2013. Heavy rainfall and flood in various parts of the country


Honour Killings Register Increase

A report based on monitoring of 95 DPO offices across Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, 24th August 2013: Fourteen more FIRs of honour killings were filed in February than the month before. Thirty one such cases were registered in 18 districts in January while the number went up to 45 in 19


Specialized staff for disease control programs lacking in RHCs

A report based on monitoring of 126 Rural Health Centers (RHCs) in 81 districts in March 2013.

ISLAMABAD, 11th August 2013: Seventeen percent of the monitored RHCs did not have staff to run Malaria Control Program in the community. The lack is observed despite a surge in malaria cases


Cases of measles increase manifold

A report based on monitoring of District Health Offices (DHOs) across Pakistan over the quarter (December 2012 – February 2013).

ISLAMABAD, 1st August 2013: Cases of measles increased five times as they went up from 71 in December to 391 in January 2013. One hundred and forty four new


Increase in Prices of Fruit, Vegetables and Poultry

A report based on monitoring of 190 retail outlets in 109 districts across Pakistan in June 2013.

ISLAMABAD, 18th July 2013: Prices of 34 commodities increased, 13 went down while three remained unchanged in June as compared to April 2013 says a Free and Fair Election (FAFEN) report released


Low Government Oversight of Boy’s Primary Schools

ISLAMABAD, 4th July 2013: Only 37% of the monitored 163 schools received visits by the government authorities during December 2012- February 2013 quarter says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report released on Thursday.


Maternity Care Neglected in BHUs

A report based on monitoring of 152 BHUs in 93 districts across Pakistan in February 2013

ISLAMABAD, 30th June 2013: Basic medical facilities for expecting women were lacking in the monitored health units as out of 152 BHUs, 39% were without maternity beds, 31% did not have labour


Increase in FIRs of Motor Vehicle Snatching and Lifting

A report based on FIRs registered in 101 DPO offices in as many districts in January 2013.

ISLAMABAD, 17th June 2013: Seventy five percent more cases of motor vehicle snatching were reported in January as 1,069 FIRs were filed as compared to 609 in December 2012.  Motor vehicle lifting


86% increase in onion prices

A report based on monitoring of retail outlets in March and April 2013 across Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, 3rd June 2013: Prices of 23 out of 52 commodities increased, 18 dropped and that of 11 remained unchanged in March as compared to the preceding month. In