Wednesday, May 25, 2022

ECP prevents PM Imran Khan from attending a rally in Kurram

A political event in K-Kurram P’s district, where the PM Imran Khan was supposed to speak, was cancelled on Wednesday by the Election Commission of Pakistan.

District Returning Officer Karam Khushalzada sent notices to PM Imran and CM Mahmood Khan. The electoral watchdog issued the warning ahead of the K-P local elections.

The commission had already informed the premier that he and other public officers could not visit any local council area or unveil any development programme once the election timetable was issued.

A violation of the new code could result in legal action under sections 233 and 234 of the Election Act 2017.

The panel consulted all political parties before issuing a new code. The new code prohibits everybody but parliamentarians from campaigning. No governmental officials, however, would be allowed to attend.

The ECP gave PM Imran a notice last week for attending a rally in Lower Dir in connection with the KPK local body elections.

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