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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Skin Diseases Up 15% in July

Skin Diseases Up 15% in July

ISLAMABAD, October 1: Skin diseases increased 15% with average 3,275 scabies cases being reported per district in July as compared with 2,842 recorded in the preceding month, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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Medical Staff Positions Vacant at DHQs

Medical Staff Positions Vacant at DHQs

ISLAMABAD, September 26, 2012: Most sanctioned positions of medical staff lay vacant at District Headquarter Hospitals (DHQs) monitored in July with 14 out of the observed 20 having less than 70% occupancy rate, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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Murder cases up 8% in June

ISLAMABAD, Sept 19: Murder cases went up 8% with 1,085 being reported in 85 districts in June as compared with May figures of 996 covering 80 districts, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report. The report released Wednesday said Peshawar (54) and Faisalabad (49) were the highest murder reporting districts.

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21 commodities see price hike; 18 register drop

ISLAMABAD, September 17: Data collected for August shows the prices of 21 commodities went up as compared with the preceding month while those of 18 came down and 12 remained unchanged, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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Meningitis cases up 83% in June

Cases of meningitis almost doubled – 12 districts reporting 267 in June as compared with 132 in 11 districts recorded in the preceding month, a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report said Thursday. FAFEN governance monitors visited 96 health offices in as many districts to collect statistics on diseases.

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12% police stations need proper buildings

ISLAMABAD, September 6: Monitoring during the April-June 2012 quarter showed 20 police stations not housed in proper buildings although alternatives were available, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report. The report released Thursday said FAFEN monitors visited 171 police stations in 98 districts.

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