FAFEN

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FAFENFree and Fair Election Network
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Meanwhile, FAFEN General Secretary Sarwar Bari highlighted the initiative taken by TDEA-FAFEN for bringing transparency in the democratic process.
While the state institutions must only act within the constitutionally defined limits and trichotomy of powers must be preserved, FAFEN says that there is a dire need forsystematically analyzing, identifying and isolating elements which are responsible for spreading, reinforcing and strengthening undemocratic trends and values in the country.
Roghani invited FAFEN to brief the Standing Committee on Procedure and Conduct of Business Rules, Privileges and Implementation of Government Assurances on the draft Model Rules of Procedure.
FAFEN also shows concerns over the registration of cases in the courts and threats received by the political candidates.
FAFEN compared the data collected by its governance monitors with the Sensitive Price Index (SPI) of the Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS), which revealed differences in the prices of many items collected from the same district.
The nationwide monitoring report, released by FAFEN Executive Council Member Zaheer Khattak at Peshawar Press Club, said shortage of staff and lack of facilities in primary healthcare was one of the issues of greatest concern.
FAFEN has also expressed its concern over the quality of future elections amid severe polarization that has even tainted the otherwise neutral state institutions.
However, the report maintained that relatively higher registration of cases in Punjab may be attributed to its high population, willingness of people to register FIRs and better response by the police and to the greater outreach of FAFEN monitors in Punjab.
For carrying the analysis the FAFEN Governance Monitors visited 110 Basic Health Units (BHUs) across the country during April - in 22 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 41 BHUs in 28 districts of Punjab, 28 BHUs eight BHUs in as many districts of Balochistan, 30 BHUs in 20 districts of Sindh, two BHUs in as many tribal agencies, and one BHU in the ICT.
Former chairperson of FAFEN Sarwar Bari went on to say that irrelevant people were also allowed to enter few polling stations in Lahore.
About 24 per cent lecturer posts are lying vacant in 26 state-run colleges of 19 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, says a report released by FAFEN Education Institution Monitor on Wednesday, says a press release.
Campaign in-charge of most of the political parties and candidates, interviewed by FAFEN, expressed satisfaction over the polling arrangements by the ECP.