ECP issues code of conduct for by-election in PP-7

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ISLAMABAD, Aug 31 (APP): The Election Commission of
Pakistan (ECP) has issued the code of conduct for holding by
election in PP-7, Rawalpindi on September 26.

The seat had fallen vacant after the death of Muhammad
Siddique Khan.

According to ECP spokesman, in order to ensure that by-
elections in PP-7 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.” 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.