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‘1.6 million votes rejected in elections 2018’

ISLAMABAD: The latest report unveiled by the Free and Fair Election Network (Fafen) says the number of votes rejected in the 2018 elections stands at 1.67 million. According to Fafen, the rejection of votes is around 11 per cent higher than 2013 elections when 1.5 million votes were rejected. The report points out that the increase in the number of rejected votes is observed in all four provinces and the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT). The surprising mention in the report says that ballots excluded from the count…

Election Day was better managed and relatively peaceful: FAFEN

ISLAMABAD: The general elections on July 25 were better managed, relatively peaceful and free of any major controversy, said a preliminary report by the independent observer Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). According to the report the election campaign was long-drawn and competitive and held in an extremely polarized political environment punctuated by a few major terrorist attacks. However, the Election Day was better managed, relatively peaceful and free of any major controversy until late night concerns…

Voter turnout recorded at 53.3pc in 2018 elections

ISLAMABAD: The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has released its report on the general elections 2018, expressing satisfaction over the overall election process.  According to the report, more than half of the registered voters cast their vote in the elections. According to the review of form number forty seven, the voter turnout remained 53.3 per cent. The highest voter turnout of 59 per cent was recorded in Punjab. The turnout in Sindh remained 47.7 per cent while in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA; 43.6 per cent…