Disregard for Official Prices Continues Unabated Before Eid

ISLAMABAD, July 29, 2020: With Eid-ul-Azha around the corner, traders fleeced customers shopping for everyday commodities in most parts of the country in complete disregard of the officially notified prices, says the 13th Weekly Price Monitor issued by the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The official prices of mutton, beef, and chicken lacked enforcement in…

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Availability and Enforcement of Official Prices Worsen

ISLAMABAD, July 8, 2020: Growing unavailability of official price lists of everyday commodities in most parts of the country and continual lax enforcement of available approved rates showed the indifference of the authorities to market regulations, says the 10th Weekly Price Monitor issued by the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).

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37 Percent Increase in Chicken Market Prices Recorded over Past Five Weeks

ISLAMABAD, June 10, 2020: The prices of essential commodities including wheat flour, chicken, and meat remained increasingly unstable in various parts of the country over past five weeks, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Weekly Price Monitor. A comparison in the average prices of six commodities as reported on April 23 and…

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Enforcement of Official Prices Worsens Post Ramzan

ISLAMABAD, June 3, 2020: The enforcement of the official rates of essential commodities has suffered a blow post Ramzan, hinting at relaxed market monitoring by the administration while the chronic absence of officially notified price lists from markets persists in most parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Sindh. These findings form part of the fifth…

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FAFEN Urges Govt to Strengthen Price Monitoring and Enforcement Mechanisms During Lockdown

ISLAMABAD, April 29, 2020: Despite no wide-scale shortage of essential commodities reported in the country, sporadic incidents of lax enforcement of officially notified prices, and unavailability of government rate lists compromises the government’s resolve to ensure basic provisions to citizens at affordable rates, says Weekly Market Monitor issued by Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).…

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Political Consensus on COVID-19 Response Fundamental at this Hour: FAFEN

ISLAMABAD, April 02, 2020: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) urges the government and opposition parties to steer the country through the most critical health and economic crises of our times by working in unison and building consensus on decisions. Public representatives should unite not only to formulate a comprehensive and sound response to the…

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COVID-19: FAFEN Urges Immediate Reconvening of Parliament, Provincial Assemblies

Seven of Worst-Hit Countries have their Parliaments in Session to handle Pandemic ISLAMABAD, March 24, 2020: The Parliament and the provincial assemblies should take center stage in order to forge political consensus and provide leadership to the executive in shaping Pakistan’s response to the multifaceted challenges posed by the rising spread of COVID-19 in the…

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Provincial Assembly Passes KP Finance Bill, 2019

 ISLAMABAD, June 26, 2019: The Provincial Assembly passed the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Finance Bill, 2019 amid protest by the opposition on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during sixth sitting of the seventh session: Members’ Participation The Assembly met for two hours and a minute. The…

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