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 on the premises of public offices. FAFEN observers saw PPPP posters, graffiti and stickers at 17 public offices, followed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) which had such material at five. Seven other parties also had their campaign material at public places.
Campaign material was seen at public buildings in all observed districts. Most of the material was found at the offices of Deputy Commissioners (DCs) and District Coordination Officers (DCOs), followed by those of Executive District Officers (EDOs) Education. Across 14 districts, FAFEN observers found party stickers pasted at 13 offices and posters up at nine. They saw wall chalking at eight offices and banners of political parties at four offices.
The following table summarizes the preliminary observations reported by FAFEN observers:
|Province||Reporting Districts||Number of Reporting
|Sindh||Karachi East, Karachi West, Jamshoro, Sukkur, Larkana,
Matiari, Thatta, Badin, Ghotki, Hyderabad, Shaheed Benazirabad, Malir
FAFEN has deployed 130 DLTOs across the country as part of its election observation program.
DLTOs are monitoring both the pre-election and post-election environment in every district of Pakistan. Constituency Long-Term Observers will observe the two-month official political campaign period in all National Assembly constituencies.
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