No by-polls campaign after Oct 12 midnight: ECP

636

ISLAMABAD, Oct 12 (APP):Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has said the election campaign for by-elections in 35 constituencies will come to an end on midnight falling between October 12 and October 13.
According to the ECP, under section 182 of Elections Act 2017, no person shall convene, hold or attend any public meeting and no person shall promote or join any procession within the area of constituency during a period of 48 hours ending at midnight following the conclusion of the poll for an election in that constituency.
It said any person who contravenes these provisions of law shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years or with fine which may extend to Rs100,000 or with both.
The ECP requested the political parties and candidates to follow the provisions of law and exercise self-restraint so that the poll would be held in an orderly and peaceful manner on October 14.