Pulses, dairy and poultry products see price hike

ISLAMABAD, December 06, 2012: Prices of pulses, dairy products and poultry items increased in November as compared with those monitored in October, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report. FAFEN observers visited 183 retail outlets in 107 districts to collect prices of 52 commodities.

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Noncompliance of Access to Information Policy

ISLAMABAD, November 27, 2012: Around two-thirds of the monitored 126 police stations in Punjab and Sindh did not have separate registers to record requests seeking information while a similar number had no Information Access Officers, a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report says.

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Disease Burden Down in August

A report based on monitoring of 92 health offices in as many districts across Pakistan in August ISLAMABAD, November 16, 2012: Disease burden in August decreased on average by 3% in each district – 2,435,833 cases reported across 92 districts compared with the preceding month’s figures of 2,470,345 in 90 districts says a Free and Fair Election (FAFEN)…

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RHCs Lack Medical Equipment and Basic Amenities

RHCs Lack Medical Equipment and Basic Amenities

ISLAMABAD, November 13, 2012: Among the 144 Rural Health Centers monitored in September, 88 lacked ECG machines, 54 were without x-ray facilities, 33 had no oxygen tents and 24 did not have sterilizers, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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Prices of medicines and medical services up

ISLAMABAD, November 08: The prices of medicines and medical services went up in October as compared with the preceding month – Disprin (10-tablets), Panadol (10-tablets), urine test (routine examination) and blood sugar test each recording a 1% increase, a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report says.

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Increase in Property-Related FIRs

Increase in Property-Related FIRs

ISLAMABAD, November 6: Property-related cases increased 9% during the June-August 2012 quarter as 85 FIRs were filed per district in August compared with those registered in July (81) and June (78), says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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Secondary schools lack basic facilities

ISLAMABAD, October 24: The government boys’ secondary schools monitored in September lacked basic facilities like libraries, playgrounds, physical training instructors, staffrooms and apparatus for science experiments, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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Vegetables see price hike; fruit registers drop

ISLAMABAD, October 11: The prices of vegetables increased in September as compared with August – onions up 14%, tomatoes (12%) and potatoes (6%), a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report says. The report released on Thursday said the July-September 2012 quarter saw a continuous increase in vegetable prices.

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Low Government Oversight of Dispensaries

Low Government Oversight of Dispensaries

ISLAMABAD, October 5: The data gathered in August shows government/elected officials made only 83 visits to the monitored dispensaries (June-August 2012 quarter), meaning at least 50% facilities were ignored altogether, says a Free and Fair Election (FAFEN) report.

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15% Increase in Cases of Motor Vehicle Snatching

15% Increase in Cases of Motor Vehicle Snatching

ISLAMABAD, October 3: Incidents of motor vehicle snatching increased 15% as 54 districts reported 836 cases in July compared with preceding month’s 723 recorded in 56 districts, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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