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National Assembly’s Budget Session 2020-21: What You Need to Know

ISLAMABAD, June 12, 2020: The government is all set to present the budget for the next fiscal year 2020-21 in the National Assembly this afternoon. The Economic Survey (2019-2020) released on Thursday points to the huge toll COVID-19 has taken on the economy’s overall growth in the current fiscal year. Despite narrowing down existing account and trade deficits,

37 Percent Increase in Chicken Market Prices Recorded over Past Five Weeks

ISLAMABAD, June 10, 2020: The prices of essential commodities including wheat flour, chicken, and meat remained increasingly unstable in various parts of the country...

Enforcement of Official Prices Worsens Post Ramzan

ISLAMABAD, June 3, 2020: The enforcement of the official rates of essential commodities has suffered a blow post Ramzan, hinting at relaxed market monitoring...

Chicken and Mutton Shortage Reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Occasional Incidents of Flour Shortage

ISLAMABAD, May 20, 2020: The district administrations struggled to regulate the prices of the essential items amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. During the third week...

No Improvement Seen in Enforcement of Official Prices of Essential Food Items

ISLAMABAD, May 13, 2020: The enforcement of the officially notified prices of essential commodities continued to deteriorate across the country, mainly due to weak...

Provincial Legislators Show Varied Levels of Satisfaction with Govt Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

ISLAMABAD, May 12, 2020: A majority of the provincial legislators stressed the need to take rigorous yet careful actions to alleviate the socioeconomic fallouts of COVID-19 pandemic, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in a statement based on the findings of a telephonic survey conducted with 219 (29 percent) of 749 members of four Provincial Assemblies.

Official Price Enforcement Weakens During Ramzan

ISLAMABAD, May 06, 2020: As the country enters second month of lockdown, the enforcement of the officially notified prices of essential commodities suffers across...

TDEA’s Paper: Engaging Civil Society Organizations in the COVID-19 Pandemic – Responses and Challenges

ISLAMABAD, May 06, 2020: TDEA’s paper explores the role of civil society organizations (CSOs) in Pakistan in responding to the largest public health emergency...

Women Workers Face Termination, Occupational Safety Issues During Lockdown: FAFEN Survey

ISLAMABAD, May 1, 2020: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has urged the federal and provincial governments to take immediate actions to ensure that employers do not terminate or suspend the employment of workers, particularly women during the ongoing lockdown in the wake of COVID-19.

FAFEN Urges Govt to Strengthen Price Monitoring and Enforcement Mechanisms During Lockdown

ISLAMABAD, April 29, 2020: Despite no wide-scale shortage of essential commodities reported in the country, sporadic incidents of lax enforcement of officially notified prices,...

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