Fafen to deploy 19,000 observers in 272 NA constituencies on July 25: report


ISLAMABAD: The Free and Fair Election Network (Fafen) will deploy around 19, 000 observers across 272 National Assembly constituencies to monitor voting and counting processes for the July 25 elections.

It was reported by a local media outlet that Fafen will deploy 9,884 observers in Punjab, 4,225 in Sindh, 3,549 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (including tribal districts), 1,117 in Balochistan and 225 in Islamabad and these observers will monitor voting and the counting processes at 85 per cent of the total polling stations that are to be set up by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

Fafen observers will be trained to gather required data and documents from assigned polling stations to enable the network to conduct parallel vote tabulations (PVTs).

Fafen will also observe vote consolidation process at the offices of returning officers through 272 consistency coordinators. Based on its observation, it will release its preliminary report on July 27.