ECP suspends Returning Officer

ECP suspends Returning Officer

ISLAMABAD – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday suspended the returning officer (RO) of Abbotabad’s NA-16 constituency.

According to details, Syed Ibrahim Shah was dismissed from post over disobeying ECP’s orders.

On the other hand, ECP has issued code of conduct for political parties and candidates.

All political parties and independent candidates will wind up their election campaign at 12:00midnight.

According to an ECP official, electronic and print media would also avoid telecasting or publishing advertisements for the purpose of political campaign which tends to malign or favour a particular political party.

He said under Section-182 of the Elections Act, 2017, no person would convene, hold or attend any public meeting and promote or join any procession within the area of the constituency during a period of 48 hours ending at midnight following the conclusion of poll.

He said any person, who contravened the provisions of law, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years or with Rs1 lac fine.

A monitoring and control room headed by Director General Administration has also been established in ECP to address the complaints.

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