Suspicious voting patterns, violence and police presence in PP-243 and PP-245 by-elections

Preliminary Report of PP-243 and 245 By-Election Observations ISLAMABAD, May 7, 2012: Incidents of violence, heavy presence of police inside and outside polling stations, restrictions on FAFEN observation, suspicious voting patterns underlined the by-elections in PP-243 and PP-245 in Dera Ghazi Khan on Monday, said Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Preliminary By-Election…

Restrictions on Observation, Police Interference and Violence Mark Low Turnout By-Elections

Restrictions on Observation, Police Interference and Violence Mark Low Turnout By-Elections Incidents of Bar on Female Voting in Mardan and Mianwali 194,255 Less Voters on New Rolls in 10 Constituencies FAFEN Observer Shot in the Neck in Mardan ISLAMABAD, February 25, 2012: Restrictions by police and election officials on FAFEN observation, errors in new electoral rolls,…

Violence, Procedural Irregularities Observed in Low Turnout PP-275 By-Election

ISLAMABAD, November 28, 2011: Incidents of violence, low turnout, suspicious voting patterns at six booths of five polling stations and procedural irregularities marked the by-election for the PP-275 constituency, Bahawalpur-IX, according to a preliminary observation report issued by the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The seat was vacated due to death of Ch. Mumtaz…

Partisan Polling Station Officials, Violence and Police Presence in PP-220 By-Election

Partisan polling station officials, Violence and Police presence in PP-220 By-Election, Preliminary Report of PP-220 By-Election Observation PS officials stamping ballot papers at 14 polling stations Women barred from voting at one polling station ISLAMABAD, October 13, 2011: Partisan polling station officials, violence and heavy presence of police and security officials inside polling stations marked…

A Unification of Pakistan’s Election Legislation including Model Provisions for Electoral Reforms

A Unification of Pakistan’s Election Legislation including Model Provisions for Electoral Reforms

Around the globe, the extent to which a country‘s elections are conducted properly are measured against three primary ―benchmarks.‖ Initially, electoral processes are considered for whether they have been implemented in manner consistent with a state‘s election law. In turn, that law is evaluated against its consistency with best practices in election administration and for whether it meets…

High Turnout, Suspicious Voting Patterns and Procedural Irregularities Mark GBLA-19 Ghizer-I By-Election

ISLAMABAD, April 28, 2011: A high turnout, suspicious voting patterns at 16 polling stations, inadequate and disparate arrangements for voters, procedural irregularities and the flawed method of identifying genuine voters marked the GBLA-19 Ghizer-I by-election, held on April 28, 2011, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Preliminary Report of the Ghizer-I…