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Election Commission of Pakistan

Provincial govts told to provide security to election candidates

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Saturday issued directives for provision of security to all candidates running in the upcoming general elections.  Informed sources told ARY News that the chief secretaries of all provinces have been instructed to ensure provision of security to all candidates of the elections. The ECP has further directed the provincial governments to provide security to leaders of all political parties, district returning officers, returning officers and assistant returning…

Maryam owns 1506 kannals of agricultural land, shares in multiple companies

LAHORE: Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of former premier Nawaz Sharif, has declared the net worth of her assets at Rs845 million in the statement of assets she filed with her nomination papers for the July 25 elections. Maryam owns more than 1506 kannals of agricultural land and shares in multiple companies, according to the assets statement. She has shares in Chaudhry Sugar Mills, Hudaibiya Paper Mills, Hudaibiya Engineering, and Hamza Spinning Mills. The former first daughter invested an amount of over Rs3.4 million…

Govt transfers chief secretaries, IGPs of all provinces

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Wednesday approved transfer and posting of chief secretaries and Inspector Generals of Police (IGPs) of all four provinces to ensure impartial and transparent elections.  The decision was made at a special meeting of the cabinet chaired by caretaker Prime Minister Justice (retired) Nasir-ul-Mulk in Islamabad today. A day earlier, the Election Commission of Pakistan wrote to the Establishment Division to replace CSs and IGPs of all provinces. Akbar Hussain Durrani has been…

ECP’s negligence- Lahore’s transgender community boycotts elections

LAHORE: Transgender community announced on Monday in Lahore for a boycott in the imminent general elections 2018. Transgender Neeli Rana explained the reason behind this decision, since Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) failed to include a separate section for them in the nomination forms. She also added, “Since our different identity is not being accepted, hence there is no use of contesting the elections.” Neeli, who is a contestant from Lahore, said that she had attained nomination papers from NA-124, but she…

ECP extends deadline for nomination papers scrutiny until June 19

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday slightly revised the schedule for the upcoming general elections by extending the deadline for scrutiny of nominations from June 14 to 19.  According to the commission, appeals challenging acceptance or rejection of nomination papers by returning officers can be filed from June 22, which will be disposed until June 27 with the final list of election candidates to be published on June 30. The electoral body, however, clarified that the date for the 2018…

Hassan Askari named Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan in a meeting on Thursday decided the name of Prof. Hassan Askari as the Caretaker Chief Minister of Punjab, ARY News reported. After failure of the opposition and the government to strike a consensus over the name for the caretaker chief minister of Punjab, the election commission decided the name of Hassan Askari as interim chief minister of the province. The election body nominated Askari to lead the caretaker setup in the province after the government and opposition…

ECP convenes meeting to finalise code of conduct with political parties

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to discuss and finalise a code of conduct for the forthcoming general elections with leaders of all major political parties is under way in Islamabad. Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Sardar Muhammad Raza is chairing the meeting, which is being attended by ECP’s four members, secretary as well as additional secretary. PML-N’s Ahsan Iqbal, Zahid Hamid, and Khawaja Saad Rafique, PML-Q’s Kamil Ali Agha, ANP’s Mian Iftikhar, Zahid Khan and Bushra…

ECP publishes final delimitation of constituencies

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has finalized and published the final delimitation of the constituencies of the national and provincial assemblies. The commission had published a preliminary list of constituencies of national and provincial assemblies on 5th of March this year demarcated in the wake of census 2017. ECP officials said it received 1286 objections during thirty days till 3rd of the last month, out of which 689 objections were received from Punjab, 284 from Sindh, 181  from KP, 104…

ECP extends deadline for registration of voters till April 30

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday extended the deadline for registration of voters till April 30 for the forthcoming general elections. According to ECP officials, the deadline has been extended on requests received from different segments of society. The electoral body asked all those who are still not registered as voters to visit a nearby display centre or the district election commission office to have their votes registered or their details corrected on the electoral rolls. The…

Supreme Court seeks explanation over ban on govt jobs

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to come up with an explanation, spelling out the rationale behind a ban imposed by it on recruitment of public servants ahead of general elections. Headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, a bench of the apex court was hearing a petition against the electoral body for imposing a  ban on fresh appointments in all federal and provincial departments across the country. At the start of hearing, the chief justice asked the…