CM Shahbaz Sharif barred from campaign in NA 120

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CM Shahbaz Sharif barred from campaign in NA 120

Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has banned Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif from conducting his own poll campaign for a by-election to NA-120.

The National Assembly seat in Lahore fell vacant after the disqualification of prime minister Nawaz Sharif by the Supreme Court last week.

The polling will be held on Sept 17.

“After the issuance of schedule of by-election, the president, prime minister, chairman and deputy chairman senate, speakers of assemblies, federal ministers, ministers of slate, governor, chief minister, provincial ministers and advisers to the prime minister and the chief minister, members of the national and provincial assemblies and other public office-holders will neither visit the area of any constituency nor shall openly or in secret give any subscription or donation or make promise for giving such subscription or donation to any institution of a constituency, nor shall inaugurate, commit to undertake or announce any development project therein for the advancement of the campaign of a candidate of his choice and thereby influence the results of election,” reads the code of conduct issued for the crucial electoral battle in the provincial capital.