FAFEN Emphasizes Short-Term Strategic Approach to Deal with Pandemic Governance

Releases Sixth Report on Monitoring and Assessment of the Government’s COVID-19 Response ISLAMABAD, May 2, 2021: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has stressed upon short-term strategic approach to cover the gaps, especially in setting up a structural platform that establishes close coordination at various tiers of government, a robust legislative engagement, and oversight that…

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Parliamentary Oversight to Help Improve Fight against Covid-19

ISLAMABAD, April 1, 2021: With the increase in number of positive cases during third wave of coronavirus and lax attitude of the general public towards deadly disease, the parliamentary oversight of the government’s COVID-19 response showed signs of improvement but it remained inadequate.

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FAFEN Demands Parliamentary Oversight of COVID-19 Response

Transparency is critical to successful vaccination drive ISLAMABAD, February 3, 2021: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has demanded parliamentary oversight of COVID-19 response as it is critical for bringing transparency to a successful vaccination drive. In its third monthly COVID-19 response monitoring report, FAFEN observed decline in the total number of active cases by…

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Parliamentary Oversight Critical to Public Trust in Vaccine Procurement

FAFEN Calls for Convening Special Session of the Parliament on COVID-19 Response ISLAMABAD, December 29, 2020: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has called upon the legislators to convene a special session of the Parliament to assess the situation and institute a robust parliamentary oversight of all matters related to COVID-19 in general and deliberations…

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Second Wave of Coronavirus Needs Prudent Handling by Stakeholders

TDEA-FAFEN releases first monthly COVID-19 response monitoring report ISLAMABAD, December 4, 2020: With the emergence of the second wave of the novel Coronavirus, the country may face serious health-governance challenges at both policy and implementation level that, if not addressed, might jeopardise and reverse the gains made in the first phase of the fight against…

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Traders Make Hay as Monitoring Remains Lax

ISLAMABAD, October 07, 2020: Traders paid no heed to the officially notified prices of essential commodities including vegetables, eggs, meat, and pulses as the monitoring at the district level remained weak, says the Weekly Price Monitor of the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Merchants sold routine vegetables including onions, potatoes, and tomatoes at higher than…

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Weak Enforcement Leads to Overpricing of Essential Items

ISLAMABAD, October 01, 2020: More than half of the markets throughout the country sold essential items including pulses, vegetables, meat, and wheat flour at inflated prices, neglecting the officially notified rates, says the Weekly Price Monitor of the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The observers reported stability in official prices of most essential commodities…

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Prices of Essential Commodities Soar as Enforcement Remains Lax

ISLAMABAD, September 23, 2020: The prices of vegetables, meat, pulses, and wheat remained higher than the officially notified prices in most parts of the country due to weak monitoring, says the Weekly Price Monitor of the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The traders sold routine vegetables—onions, potatoes, and tomatoes—higher than official rates in nearly two-third…

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Traders Ignore Official Prices as Enforcement Remains Weak

ISLAMABAD, September 16, 2020: Sugar, rice, and wheat remained the most unregulated commodities in most parts of the country as markets in more than half of the districts disregarded these items’ officially notified prices. These observations form part of the 20th Weekly Price Monitor issued by the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). This monitor comprises…

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Weak Enforcement of Official Prices Sees Increase in Rates of Essential Commodities

ISLAMABAD, September 9, 2020: Wheat, rice, pulses, and sugar remained the most unregulated commodities in several parts of the country as markets in over half of the districts disregarded the officially notified prices of these items. These observations form part of the 19th Weekly Price Monitor issued by the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).…

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