NA-218 By-Election: Chronic Irregularities Persist Despite Better Administration

ISLAMABAD, January 18, 2016: Better administrative and security arrangements marked relatively peaceful and low-turnout by-election in NA-218 (Matiari), said FAFEN’s Preliminary Observation Report on Monday. FAFEN observers documented a total of 454 violations of law, regulations and code of conduct at 139 polling stations observed, averaging 3.3 violations per polling station. This average is lower…

FAFEN Observes High Incidence of Irregularities in TT Singh By-Election

ISLAMABAD, January 6, 2016: The by-election for the provincial assembly constituency – PP-89 Pir Mahal Toba Tek Singh-VI – was held in a relatively peaceful environment amid insufficient availability of critical election material, widespread canvassing around polling stations and high incidence of irregularities and illegalities in voting processes, says preliminary observation report by the Free and…

Better administration, over-zealous security mark high-turnout NA-154 by-election

ISLAMABAD, December 24, 2015: An impressive voter turnout of nearly 60 percent, restriction on independent observation and an over-zealous security arbitrarily interpreting election laws characterized a relatively better administered and hotly-contested by-election for NA-154 in Lodhran that preceded a campaign with excessive use of public and private money, say preliminary observation findings by the Free…

FAFEN Preliminary Observation Report on Local Government Election Punjab and Sindh

FAFEN Preliminary Observation Report on Local Government Election Punjab and Sindh Phase II

Voters in twenty-six districts of Punjab and Sindh provinces went to the polls to elect their local government representatives in an election characterized by illegalities and irregularities amidst weak enforcement and monitoring by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) or its designated officials, says FAFEN Preliminary Observation Report on Local Government Election Punjab and Sindh…

FAFEN Preliminary Observation Report on Sindh Local Government Election Phase-I

FAFEN Preliminary Observation Report on Sindh Local Government Election Phase-I

Voters turned out in considerable numbers to vote for their local representatives during the first phase of election that was held in eight districts of Sindh on Saturday, October 31, 2015. Although relatively better organized, the local government elections were not free from procedural irregularities and tainted by the afternoon clash in Khairpur district that…