Most Schools in 85 Districts Without Playgrounds

Most Schools in 85 Districts Without Playgrounds

ISLAMABAD – Ninety five boys’ primary schools out of 161 monitored across 85 districts in January 2012 were found to be without playgrounds, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report released on Thursday. Similarly, 38 schools had no arrangements for clean drinking water for students while only eight had sanitary workers.

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Increase in Cases of Forced Marriages

Increase in Cases of Forced Marriages

A report based on monitoring of 84 DPO offices across Pakistan ISLAMABAD, March 15, 2012: An increase in cases of forced marriages was recorded in December 2011 with an average 14 First Information Reports (FIRs) being filed per district as compared to eight in the preceding month, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN)…

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Low medical staff occupancy rate in THQs

ISLAMABAD, March 9, 2012 – Seventy six Tehsil Headquarter Hospitals (THQs) were found having less than 50 percent occupancy rate of sanctioned positions for medical staff including anesthetists, gynecologists, ENT specialists and physicians, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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Hike in prices of 19 commodities

ISLAMABAD, February 28: The prices of 19 commodities went up in February 2012 as compared with the preceding month while those of 20 others came down and 13 remained unchanged, reveals a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report on Tuesday.

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Police stations in Punjab, Sindh and ICT understaffed

ISLAMABAD, February 20, 2012: Sanctioned posts for male staff were found to be vacant in police stations monitored in Punjab, Sindh and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) during the October-December 2011 quarter, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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20 Commodities Register 7% Price Hike in January

20 Commodities Register 7% Price Hike in January

Prices of poultry products, kitchen fuels, meat, medical services and fruits go up Four percent drop in prices of pulses, rice varieties, cooked items, vegetables and condiments ISLAMABAD, February 1, 2012: The prices of 20 commodities increased in January as compared to the preceding month while those of 25 came down and seven remained unchanged. Twenty commodities that…

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Murder, attempted murder remained widespread during November 2011

ISLAMABAD, Jan 27: A Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report on Friday said murder, attempted murder and hurt were the most widely reported crimes in November 2011. It said 743 First Information Reports (FIRs) were filed for murder and 920 for attempted murder in 72 of the 81 monitored districts.

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17 cases of suspected AIDS reported in Sargodha and Gujrat Districts in November 2011

ISLAMABAD, Jan 26: A Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report on Thursday said new cases of suspected AIDS, polio and probable poliomyelitis were reported at health offices in five districts out of 82 monitored in November last year. FAFEN Governance Monitors visited 29 offices of Executive District Officer/Health (EDO/Health) in Punjab, 18 each in Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 14 in Balochistan.

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Two-fifths of Basic Health Units Without Maternity Beds

Two-fifths of Basic Health Units Without Maternity Beds

ISLAMABAD, January 18: A Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report on Wednesday said some maternity services were found lacking in Basic Health Units (BHUs) observed in December 2011. FAFEN Governance Monitors visited 133 BHUs in 87 districts nationwide- 65 in 34 districts in Punjab, 28 in 21 districts in KP, 24 in 16 districts in Sindh, 13 in as many districts in Balochistan and three in as many agencies in FATA.

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