Pakistan

LB Elections: ECP issues code of conduct

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday has issued the code of conduct for the upcoming Local Bodies Elections, ARY News reports.

According to ECP, the use of gramophones, megaphones and loudspeakers during the local bodies elections near the polling stations will be considered a punishable act.

The election commission also stated that any person asking for votes or making the voters vote for a candidate will have to pay a fine of Rs. 2000 in Punjab and Rs. 500,000 in Sindh.

A ban has been imposed on the exhibition of weapons, ECP stated.

“Strict action will be taken against the persons found responsible for placing election banners or flags within 100 kilometers of the polling stations during the elections”, ECP added.

ECP added that any person found guilty in violating the code of conduct will be strongly dealt with.

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