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ECP bans wall chalking, hoardings during election campaign

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued a code of conduct for upcoming general elections scheduled on July 25.  

According to ECP, the key points of the election code include ban on the use of panaflex and hoardings. The sizes of posters and banners in the election campaign have also been fixed.

The ECP has also prohibited use of pictures of irrelevant persons on banners.

The Commission has directed all stakeholders to strictly comply with this code and warned that strict action will be taken against violators.

Meanwhile recently the ECP also issued a code of conduct for foreigners. According to rules issued, no person would be permitted to observe election process unless he/she presents accreditation card issued by ECP or its authorized officer.

Officials are required to display their official identification badges issued by ECP and must present it to election officials and security officials when requested.

Observers bound to respect sovereignty of Pakistan as well fundamental rights and freedoms of its people.

Observers required to maintain good behavior, respect others including exhibiting sensitivity for culture and customs of the country and shall observe the highest level of professional conduct throughout their presence here.

Observers are required to follow instructions issued by the ECP and state authorities including security officials and needed to maintain respectful attitude towards them.

Political impartiality shall be maintained by observers at all costs while observing the election process. They shall not exhibit any bias or preference with regard to local authorities, political parties and candidates as well as any issue related to the process of election, said the code of conduct.

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