Delimitation Proposals: FAFEN Identifies discrepancies in Size of Electoral Constituencies

Principle of equality of vote compromised in 81 NA constituencies ISLAMABAD, March 16, 2018: Free and Fair Election Network (ECP) has identified varying degree of discrepancies in the population size of electoral constituencies in fresh delimitation proposals laid out by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). While ECP has upheld the legal delimitation principles of…

Procedural Irregularities in Relatively Low Turnout Lodhran By-Election

ISLAMABAD, February 12, 2018: Unchecked campaigning and canvassing and suspicious voting patterns mark the NA-154 by-election that remained peaceful amidst heavy presence of security personnel inside and outside polling stations, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Thursday. On average, 2.7 violations of electoral laws, rules and codes of conduct per polling station were…

NA-154 Lodhran By-Election: FAFEN Observes Peaceful Election Campaign amid Violations of Elections Act, 2017 and Code of Conduct

NA-154 Lodhran By-Election: FAFEN Observes Peaceful Election Campaign amid Violations of Elections Act, 2017 and Code of Conduct

ISLAMABAD February 11, 2018: Free and Fair Elections Network (FAFEN) observed a largely peaceful pre-election campaign period in NA-154 Lodhran-I amid violations of provisions of the Elections Act, 2017 pertaining to the campaign finance and enhancing transparency, says FAFEN’s Pre-Election Update on Sunday. The seat had fallen vacant after the disqualification of PTI’s member Jahangir…

Illegal Canvassing, Lack of Critical Election Materials Mark PP-20 By-Election

Illegal Canvassing, Lack of Critical Election Materials Mark PP-20 By-Election

ISLAMABAD, January 09, 2018: Despite an improved legal and regulatory framework, electoral irregularities, procedural violations and weak enforcement characterized the low-turnout by-election of PP-20 Chakwal-I held on Tuesday, which otherwise remained peaceful, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). This was the first by-election held under the Elections Act, 2017 which came into force in…

Illegal Canvassing, Bar on Observers Reported from NA-120

ISLAMABAD, September 17, 2017: Though Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) managed to control illegal campaigning and canvassing around the majority of polling stations during the by-election in NA-120 Lahore-III, Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) reports that its observers witnessed party camps at one-fourth and provision of transport by candidates around one-third of observed polling stations.

ECP Vigilance, Violations of Code of Conduct Mark NA-120 Campaign

ISLAMABAD September 15, 2017: Violations of Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) code of conduct by contesting parties, allegations on PML-N of use of state machinery by the opposing candidates and ECP’s continued vigilance in terms of taking notices of complaints remained the key highlights of FAFEN’s observation of competitive and intense campaign period ahead of NA-120 by-election.