Increase in Offences Related to Marriage

A report based on registered FIRs in November 2012

Islamabad, 15 March 2013: A significant increase of 49% in offences related to marriage was observed as 241 cases were reported in 15 districts in November compared to 86 cases in eight districts the month before, says a

DHQs Lack Specialized Medical Services

DHQs Lack Specialized Medical Services

ISLAMABAD, 2 March 2013: At least 45% District Headquarter Hospitals (DHQs) did not have cardiology, chest specialist, orthopedic and psychiatry departments, says a Free and Fair Election (FAFEN) report. A report based on monitoring of 65 District Head Quarters Hospitals across Pakistan in December 2012.

80% rise in cases of measles

80% Rise in Cases of Measles

A significant increase of 80% was recorded in cases of measles in November – 247 cases reported in 17 districts as compared to 137 in 16 districts in the preceding month. Measles is considered highly contagious and chances of infection increase in late winter and spring.


Price of tomatoes, wheat and poultry products increase

A report based on the prices collected from 195 retail outlets in 111 districts in January

ISLAMABAD, February 15, 2013: Prices of 26 commodities including tomatoes, wheat, poultry and some fruits increased in January as compared to December 2012. Seventeen commodities experienced price cuts while


Low government oversight in girls primary schools

A report based on monitoring of 170 government girls’ primary schools in 95 districts across Pakistan in December 2012

ISLAMABAD, 22nd January 2013: One hundred and five of the monitored 170 government girls’ primary schools received no oversight visit by any government/elected official during September-November 2012 quarter says a


14% rise in overall disease burden

A report based on disease incidence registered in October 2012

ISLAMABAD, 18th January 2013: The disease burden saw 14% increase to 31,536 cases per district during October from September’s 27,587 cases. Ninety two districts reported 2,901,262 disease incidence in the observed month compared with previous month’s 2,400,052 in 87


Boys primary schools lack non-teaching staff

A report based on monitoring of 146 government boys\’ primary schools in 85 districts in November

ISLAMABAD, 15th January 2013: Lack of sanctioned positions for non-teaching staff was observed in government boys’ primary schools with on average only one person appointed to work


Extortion cases proliferate

A report based on October’s crime statistics collected from 91 DPO offices

ISLAMABAD, 10th January 2013: Extortion cases sharply increased 16 times during October with 427 FIRs registered in eight districts as compared to the preceding month


Prices of 27 commodities up; 13 drop

A report based on prices collected from 200 retail outlets in 118 districts in December

ISLAMABAD, 9th January 2013: Prices of 27 commodities, including all fruit, poultry, kitchen fuel, medicines and medical services increased by up to 10% in December as compared with November while


41% medical positions unoccupied

A report based on monitoring of 72 Tehsil Headquarter Hospitals in 55 districts in November

ISLAMABAD, December 27, 2012: Forty-one percent medical slots lay vacant in 72 Tehsil Headquarter Hospitals (THQs) – 777 staffers posted against the sanctioned 1,329 positions –