Wednesday, February 1, 2023

ECP fined PM Imran Khan for holding public meeting in Lower Dir

The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, has been fined Rs50,000 by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for holding a public meeting in Lower Dir.

Following a violation of the election code of conduct, the district monitoring officer of the ECP fined Prime Minister Imran Khan Rs50,000 for hosting a public meeting in Lower Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in violation of the election code of conduct (KP).

The premier was given till March 22 to submit the bank challan after paying the fine, according to the official.

Furthermore, the ECP officer punished Wazir Zada, special assistant to the chief minister of KP, for breaking the election code of conduct, according to the report.

The ECP’s district monitoring officer in Chitral imposed an Rs50,000 fine on the KP MPA Wazir Zada, who is a special adviser to KP CM Mahmood Khan. Zada was fined for electioneering in the Chitral constituency.

According to a representative for the ECP, Wazir Zada did appear before the officer, but he did not provide a sufficient response.

According to Wazir Zada, following the enforcement of the fine, ECP’s decision was made with malice in mind, and he intends to file an appeal against the decision in question.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) issued notices to Prime Minister Imran Khan and others on March 11 in connection with alleged violations of the code of conduct ahead of local government elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

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Several people, including PM 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 rally in Lower Dir ahead of the KP Local Government elections.

On March 14, the ECP summoned Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The 2nd phase of the KP LG elections will be held in the province on March 31 this year.

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