14 Postings and Transfers Observed in 11 Districts

ISLAMABAD, February 17, 2013: Free and Fair Election Network report reflects the number of transfers and postings of government officials, election staff, police administration and district government officials in 11 districts across Pakistan. It is based on data gathered by FAFEN’s District Long-Term Officers (DLTOs) from four Punjab districts, five districts of Sindh, and two…

Political Campaigning at Government Buildings

The ruling Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians had the highest incidence of campaign materials posted at public buildings/offices between February 1 and 7, 2013. These observations were made by the Free and Fair Election Network’s District Long-Term Observers (DLTOs) in 14 districts across Sindh and Punjab. The material included party banners, posters, stickers and wall chalking…

DECs in KP Least Cooperative and Transparent

Islamabad: Transparency is a hallmark of free and fair elections. Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) encourages the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to send instructions to all District Election Commissioners (DECs) to ensure maximum transparency and cooperation with observers and other stakeholders throughout the election process. This report aims to highlight the issues about…

PB-18 By-Election: Women’s Booths not Established in 75% of Observed Polling Stations

Preliminary Report of PB-18 By-Election Observation ISLAMABAD, December 25, 2012:  Almost total absence of women voters from polling stations, lack of female polling booths, presence of security personnel and unauthorized persons inside polling stations characterized the by-election for PB-18 Sherani-cum-Zhob held on Monday, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Preliminary Report.…

Oddly High Turnout, Heavy Presence of Police and Weak Enforcement of Election Laws Mark December 4 By-Elections

ISLAMABAD, December 5, 2012: A relatively lawful election campaign followed by unusually high turnout, incidences of violence, violations of the code of conduct, suspicious voting patterns and presence of police inside polling stations indicate weak enforcement of election day procedures in nine by-elections on December 4, 2012, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN)…

Heavy police presence and suspicious voting patterns observed in PS-83 by-elections

ISLAMABAD, June 20, 2012: Heavy police presence inside polling stations and suspicious voting patterns at five polling stations marked the by-election for the PS-83 (Sanghar-VI), which compared to recent by-polls witnessed relatively better turnout, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Preliminary Report on Wednesday. The seat was vacated due to death…