Weak Enforcement Leads to Overpricing of Wheat and Sugar

Weak Enforcement Leads to Overpricing of Wheat and Sugar

ISLAMABAD, July 01, 2020: More than half of the markets in Punjab, Sindh, and Balochistan sold wheat flour and sugar at higher prices than those officially notified as people struggled to access the official price lists of everyday commodities in a majority of the markets in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Sindh. Read more

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Lax Enforcement Prompts Increase in Prices of Flour, Chicken, and Meat

Lax Enforcement Prompts Increase in Prices of Flour, Chicken, and Meat

ISLAMABAD, June 24, 2020: As the financial year 2019-2020 headed for a close, market prices of essential commodities, including wheat flour, chicken, and meat continued to increase in various parts of the country. FAFEN’s Weekly Price Monitor found that the increase in market prices was not consistent with the officially notified prices, indicating weak monitoring…

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Consumers Hit Hard by Official Indifference to Soaring Prices

ISLAMABAD, June 17, 2020: A weak monitoring system and lax attitude towards irregular pricing hit the consumers hard as the authorities did not regulate the notified prices of essential commodities, says the Weekly Price Monitor of the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Weekly Price Monitor comprises a market survey conducted on Thursday, June…

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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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Transformational Case Studies of Supporting Transparency, Accountability, and Electoral Process, January 2014

The twenty transformational case studies of the STAEP project in this report chronicle the progress towards achieving governance objectives by raising the citizens’ voice and organizing them effectively with the government officials and elected representatives to realize their agenda of community development. These case studies have been chosen by keeping in mind the principle of proportional representation. The STAEP project operates in 200 National Assembly (NA) constituencies out of total of 272. Ten percent of the NA constituencies have been chosen for the transformational case studies in this report.

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Pakistan Crime Monitor Theft Cases Increase by 26%

Pakistan Crime Monitor Theft Cases Increase by 26%

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 before. December reported the highest number of theft FIRs during 2012. FAFEN monitors visited the offices of 98 District Police Officers (DPOs) and reported a significant increase of 49% in cases…

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Increase in Offences Related to Marriage

Increase in Offences Related to Marriage

A significant increase of 49% in offenses 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. FAFEN monitors visited 97 district police offices and reported that the most FIRs for offenses relating to marriage were filed in Lahore (107),…

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DHQs Lack Specialized Medical Services

DHQs Lack Specialized Medical Services

ISLAMABAD, 2 March 2013: At least 45% District Headquarter Hospitals (DHQs) did not have cardiology, chest specialist, orthopedic and psychiatry departments, says a Free and Fair Election (FAFEN) report. A report based on monitoring of 65 District Head Quarters Hospitals across Pakistan in December 2012.

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