Section 144 imposed in federal capital Islamabad

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Section 144 imposed in federal capital Islamabad

ISLAMABAD – Section-144 has been imposed in Islamabad ahead of the 2018 general elections.

According to the notification, there would be complete ban on any kind of show of weapons and violent activities.

A ban has also been imposed on fireworks and sound system in the federal capital under Section-144.

The district administration has also imposed a ban on stone crushing and wall chalking in Islamabad.

The notification further stated that there would be a complete ban on pasting pamphlets and posters and holding rallies.

Pakistan will hold a general election on July 25 and President Mamnoon Hussain had approved the date, electoral officials.

All 342 members of the country’s National Assembly will face voters, which they last did in 2013. Pakistan’s National Assembly is the lower chamber of its Parliament, which also has a Senate. Senators are chosen by provincial legislators, who’ll also face the country’s more than 100 million voters that day.

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is expected to be the main challenger to the ruling party in the general elections.

Earlier, the ECP announced that a total of 105.95 million voters will use their right of vote to elect the new government.

Among them are 59.2 million male and 46.7 million female voters, showing A gender gap of over 12.5 million.