Tuesday, October 4, 2022

ECP issued notices to PM Imran Khan for alleged code of conduct violations

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued notifications to Prime Minister Imran Khan and others in connection with an alleged violation of the code of conduct ahead of local government elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

Several people, including Prime Minister Imran Khan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Governor Shah Farman and Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, were handed notices by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for attending a public meeting in Lower Dir ahead of the KP Local Government elections.

On March 14, the commission summoned Prime Minister Imran Khan. The district monitoring officer was the one who issued the notification. The governor and chief minister of the state of KP have also received notices from the ECP.

It also issued notices to National Assembly (NA) Speaker Asad Qaiser and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, as well as federal ministers Murad Saeed and Pervez Khattak, as well as provincial minister Anwar Zeb Khan, for traveling to Lower Dir in order to participate in the public gathering.

It is necessary to mention here that the second phase of the KP LG elections will be held in the province on March 31 this year.

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The ECP had earlier in the day prohibited Prime Minister Imran Khan from visiting Lower Dir in light of the upcoming second phase of the LG elections in KP.

The election monitoring organization issued a statement here on Friday prohibiting the premier from organizing a public gathering rally in Lower Dir, according to the statement.

The ECP stated that following the release of the election schedule, the president, prime minister, legislators, and governors will not be permitted to visit the region.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has threatened Prime Minister Imran Khan with legal action if he violates the code of conduct established under Sections 233 and 234 of the Election Act of Pakistan.

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