ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Wednesday issued code of conduct for holding by-elections in NA-63,on August 31.
According to ECP spokesman, in order to ensure that by- elections in NA-63 are conducted fairly, “the ECP directs that all executive authorities in the federation and that the province will not use state resources to influence the elections in favour of a particular candidate or a political party.”
The code of conduct clearly bars prime minister, chief minister, federal ministers, state ministers, advisors to the president and prime minister, provincial ministers, advisors to the chief minister, members of the National and Provincial Assemblies or any persons on their behalf shall not visit the constituency or a polling station after the issuance of schedule of bye election till completion of poll, he added.
If any person in government service misuses his official position in any manner, he will be liable to be proceeded as per law.
“No transfers/postings of the civil servants shall be made after the issuance of the schedule without prior approval of the Election Commission till the publication of election results,” the ECP’s spokesman said.
Car rallies are not allowed to travel long distance except if they have pre-arranged corner meetings at specific designated places.
These meetings shall be notified to the ordinary public by local administration, he added.