Punjab Assembly Meets to Discuss Strategy against COVID-19, Addresses 27% Agenda

ISLAMABAD, May 13, 2020: The Provincial Assembly of Punjab met after a gap of around two months to discuss strategy of provincial government against coronavirus and addressed 27 percent of its scheduled business during 21st session, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its session report. The session comprising three sittings convened on the requisition…

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FAFEN Market Monitor: No Improvement Seen in Enforcement of Official Prices of Essential Food Items

ISLAMABAD, May 13, 2020: The enforcement of the officially notified prices of essential commodities continued to deteriorate across the country, mainly due to weak market monitoring mechanisms and unavailability of official prices, says the Free and Fair Election Network’s (FAFEN) Weekly Market Monitor. The Weekly Market Monitor comprises the market survey conducted in 56 districts…

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Senate Discusses COVID-19 Impacts, Course of Action against Pandemic

ISLAMABAD, May 12, 2020: The Senate clubbed five motions to discuss situation arising out of the coronavirus pandemic in Pakistan, the government’s response and its policy to tackle this daunting challenge, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Tuesday. Following are key observations of the proceedings of the first…

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FAFEN Market Monitor: Official Price Enforcement Weakens During Ramzan

ISLAMABAD, May 06, 2020: As the country enters second month of lockdown, the enforcement of the officially notified prices of essential commodities suffers across the country due to weak market monitoring mechanisms and unavailability of official rate lists. During the first week of Ramzan, many essential items were sold in the wholesale markets above the…

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FAFEN Urges Govt to Strengthen Price Monitoring and Enforcement Mechanisms During Lockdown

ISLAMABAD, April 29, 2020: Despite no wide-scale shortage of essential commodities reported in the country, sporadic incidents of lax enforcement of officially notified prices, and unavailability of government rate lists compromises the government’s resolve to ensure basic provisions to citizens at affordable rates, says Weekly Market Monitor issued by Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).…

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Political Consensus on COVID-19 Response Fundamental at this Hour: FAFEN

ISLAMABAD, April 02, 2020: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) urges the government and opposition parties to steer the country through the most critical health and economic crises of our times by working in unison and building consensus on decisions. Public representatives should unite not only to formulate a comprehensive and sound response to the…

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