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Sheikh Rashid issued show-cause notice over ECP code violation

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday issued a show-cause notice to Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed for violating its code of conduct for October 14 by-elections. The Commission observed that the minister has violated the code of conduct on a number of occasions and directed him to submit his response within 48 hours. Mr Rashid is the third federal minister who has been issued a show-cause notice over violation of the ECP code. Earlier, federal ministers Fawad Chaudhry and Ghulam…

Fawad, Sarwar Khan served notices over violation of ECP code

JHELUM: Federal Minister Fawad Chaudhry and Ghulam Sarwar Khan have been served show-cause notices by the returning officer (RO) of PP-27, Jhelum, over alleged violation of the ECP code of conduct. The federal ministers have been accused of visiting and announcing development schemes in the provincial assembly constituency ahead of the October 14 by-elections. The notices stated that their visits are clear violation of Section 233 of the Election Act, 2017, and subsequent code of conduct that clearly bars visits of…

ECP urges candidates to abide by code of conduct

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday urged all political parties and election candidates to abide by the code of conduct notified by the ECP for holding public rallies, processions and election activities. This request was made during a high level meeting chaired by of Secretary ECP Babar Yaqoob Fateh Muhammad to discuss the code of conducts relating to holding of public rallies, processions and election activities by political parties and candidates. The meeting was held in light of the…

PML-N candidates served notices for violating ECP code

CHISHTIAN: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Saturday issued notices to two Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) candidates for allegedly violating its code of conduct for general elections.  The Commission issued show-cause notices to as many as 15 election candidates, including two PML-N ticket holders – Ahsanul Haq and Chaudhry Kashif – to explain as to why action shouldn’t be taken against them over breach of the code of conduct. Meanwhile, two candidates contesting the election independently in…

60 EU observers to monitor Pakistan general elections

ISLAMABAD: Days after the Election Commission of Pakistan unveiled code of conduct for foreign observers, the European Union Election Observation Mission says at least 60 of its observers are being trained, who will eventually be sent to different areas of Pakistan to monitor the general election 2018. This was stated by a two-member EU Election Observation Mission during their visit to Pakistan, reported the APP. The delegation said that the mandate of the EU observers is to observe all aspects of the electoral…

Bilawal served show-cause notice for ECP election code breach

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was served a show cause notice on Tuesday for violating the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) code of conduct during his Lyari visit. Deputy Commissioner South issued the show-cause notice stating that the PPP chairman had not informed the district or police administration ahead of his rally in Lyari on July 1st. According to the ECP's code of conduct it is necessary for the politicians to inform concerned authorities three days in advance…

Rana Sanaullah violates Election campaign law

FAISALABAD: Ex Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah dishonored electoral code of conduct by challenging court order of the law on Monday. According to sources, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah visited Faizabad area of Faisalabad. He was secured by private security guards wearing uniforms same as of police and also displaying heavy weapons in the full day light, this is an act banned by Election Commission of Pakistan. According to ECP code of conduct, it is clearly stated: There will be a…

TV channels asked not to air final poll results without ECP consent

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued a code of conduct for local media to cover general elections scheduled on July 25. According to the guidelines provided in the code, the media should properly inform public about relevant electoral matters such as political parties, candidates, campaign issues and voting processes. All media houses have been asked to follow professional standards and strive for accuracy, balance and impartiality as far as possible. The news, current affairs programs,…

ECP declared 16-point code of conduct for international media

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) issued a 16 point 'code of conduct' for international media and foreign observers for General Elections 2018 on Tuesday.  According to the Election Commission, any violation done then granted permission to foreign observers can be cancelled. ALSO READ: 86-point Code of Conduct for general elections issued by ECP International observers and foreign media are required to submit an affidavit to cover the general election scheduled for July 25. Also, they have been barred…