Theft cases increase by 26%

A report based on FIRs lodged in 98 DPO offices in as many districts in December 2012

Islamabad 8th April, 2013: Theft cases registered an increase of 26% with 3,103 cases filed in 75 districts during December compared to 2,467 in 71 districts the month


Postings & Transfers Continue Contrary to ECP Directives

ISLAMABAD, April 5, 2013: The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) Constituency Long-Term Observers (CLTOs) have recorded 20 cases of postings and transfers in nine districts across the country. The highest number of cases was observed in the police department, with 12 officials changed during the period between March 24


ECP Urged to Limit ROs Discretion, Define Objective Candidate Scrutiny Criteria

ISLAMABAD, April 5, 2013: The discretion being applied by Returning Officers (ROs) in scrutinizing candidates for General Elections 2013 is compromising the fairness of the scrutiny process underway across Pakistan, said the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in a press statement urging immediate corrective action by the Election Commission


Prices of wheat, onions, spices and cooked food items go up

A report based on prices collected from 200 retail outlets in 116 districts in February 2013

Islamabad, 1 April, 2013: Wheat, onions, spices and cooked food items were among the 21 commodities and services that registered an increase in price during February as compared to


Nine bills passed in fifth parliamentary year

ISLAMABAD, March 19, 2013: The fifth parliamentary year of Balochistan Assembly, which was marked by political instability, constitutional crisis, and sectarian killings leading to imposition of the Governor’s Rule, witnessed the passage of nine bills with the house meeting only for 21 sittings throughout the year. The provincial legislature adopted 11 resolutions and only one…


43 killed, 63 injured in second week of March

ISLAMABAD, March 18, 2013: Forty-three people were killed and 63 injured in 17 incidents of political violence from March 9 to 15, 2013 across the country, showing a sharp decrease as compared with preceding week’s casualties – 106 killed and 156 injured in 27 incidents, says


National Assembly completes five years

ISLAMABAD, March 15, 2013:  Completing its five year term, the 13th National Assembly achieved a legislative agenda which altered the country’s governance structure by ensuring provincial autonomy and restoring the 1973 constitution, and promoted women’s empowerment, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report on the five years performance


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