Rise in Cases of Infant Mortality

Rise in Cases of Infant Mortality

ISLAMABAD, March 30 2012: Cases of infant mortality registered an increase in December last year as compared to the preceding month – an average of 56 deaths per district out of those monitored and reporting such cases – occurring in December and 51 in November, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report. Infant…

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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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Price of 19 Commodities Go Up; 20 Others Down

Price of 19 Commodities Go Up; 20 Others Down

Kitchen fuels, fruit, and chicken register price increase Prices of vegetables, meat, sweeteners and eggs decline The prices of 19 commodities went up in February 2012 as compared with the preceding month while those of 20 came down and 13 remained unchanged. On average, there was a 2% increase in prices of commodities like kitchen…

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Low Medical Staff Occupancy Rate in THQs; Specialized Services Lacking

Low Medical Staff Occupancy Rate in THQs; Specialized Services Lacking

Seventy six Tehsil Headquarter Hospitals (THQs) monitored by FAFEN in January 2012 showed less than 50% occupancy rate of sanctioned positions for medical staff including anesthetists, gynecologists, ENT specialists and physicians. The situation was quite alarming in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan where all positions for specialized staff were not even sanctioned while in hospitals where…

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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 Widely Reported Crimes

Murder, Attempted Murder Widely Reported Crimes

A report based on crime statistics collected from 81 DPO offices across Pakistan in November 2011 Murder, attempted murder and hurt were the most widely reported crimes in November 2011. As many as 743 First Information Reports (FIRs) were filed for murder and 920 for attempted murder in 72 of the 81 monitored districts. A total…

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