ECP issues code of conduct for LG polls in ICT

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ISLAMABAD, Nov 10 (APP): Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)
has issued the Code of Conduct for upcoming local government elections
in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), barring the holders of public
office including from visiting the unionn councils.
The decision has been taken in order to ensure that elections
of the union councils and wards in ICT are conducted fairly, said
spokesman of the ECP on Tuesday.
ECP has directed that all executive authorities in the
Federation will not use state resources in local government
elections, calculated 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 in order to influence results of elections
he will be liable to be proceeded against under Section 60 of the
Islamabad Capital Territory Local Government Act 2015, it added.
No transfers, postings of the civil servants shall be made
after the issuance of schedule of local government elections for
ICT without prior approval of the Election Commission till the
publication of election results, said ECP.
After the issuance of election schedule the president, prime
minister, chairman, deputy chairman Senate, Speaker, Deputy Speaker,
federal ministers, ministers of State, PM advisors, other Public
office holders will neither openly nor in secret give any subscription
or donation or make promises for giving such subscription or donation
to any institution nor shall inaugurate, commit to undertake or announce
any development project therein for the advancement of the campaign
of a candidate of his choice and thereby influence the results of
elections, said the spokesman.
Any holder of public office who is found to have violated any
provision of election laws or the instructions issued by the ECP
shall be proceeded against as mandated in law, he added.