Incidence of Violations Go Up in Sindh By-elections

ISLAMABAD, June 2, 2016: By-elections in three Sindh Assembly constituencies held on Thursday witnessed a relatively higher incidence of violations, instances of deviations from polling schemes and suspicious voting patterns. The three by-elections held for PS-22 in Nausheroferoz district and PS-106 and PS-117 in Karachi cumulatively recorded six violations of laws, rules and codes of…

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High incidence of violations observed in PK-08 Peshawar by-poll

ISLAMABAD, May 12, 2016: Impressive number of people turned out to vote in PK-08 Peshawar-VIII by-election on Thursday held amid stringent security arrangements. Deviation from polling schemes, suspicious voting patterns at some polling stations and illegal canvassing around polling stations were some key highlights of election that followed an active campaigning period. Although heavy security…

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Tight Security, Enforcement of Rules Mark Low Turnout Jhal Magsi By-election

ISLAMABAD, April 28, 2016: A low turnout of voters was witnessed in NA-267 Jhal Magsi-cum-Kachhi by-election on Thursday held amid tightened security and relatively better control of election administration over Election Day campaigning and canvassing in and around polling stations. Although election administration was improved on many counts, the presiding officers’ control over security officials…

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Less in Number but Violations Persist in By-Elections Marked by Heavy Presence of Security

ISLAMABAD, March 22, 2016: Sporadic instances of bar on election observers, illegal campaigning inside and around polling stations, breach of voters’ right to secret ballot, unconducive environment for women voters, illegal restrictions on polling agents by security staff and insufficient availability of critical election material were recorded in otherwise well-administered and peaceful by-elections in two…

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NA-153 Multan VI: Lack of Transparency, Partisan Staff Witnessed in Otherwise Peaceful, Orderly By-election

ISLAMABAD, March 17, 2016: The by-election in NA-153 Multan-VI were held in an orderly and peaceful manner, however, issues of insufficient availability of critical election material and polling staff showing bias towards one candidate or party were some of the most common complaints received throughout the Election Day. FAFEN trained and deployed 70 observers –…

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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…

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