ECP objects to Bilawal’s public gathering in Larkana on June 21

ECP objects to Bilawal’s public gathering in Larkana on June 21

ECP objects to Bilawal’s public gathering in Larkana on June 21
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ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has taken notice of a public gathering being held by Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on June 21 in Larkana.

The ECP’s Monitoring Cell has raised objection over the scheduled meeting in violation of the code of conduct as it is being held just days ahead of the Local Government (LG) elections in the city.

The first phase of the LG elections are held in Sukkur, Larkana, Mirpurkhas and Shaheed Benazirabad divisions on June 26. Polling for Karachi and Hyderabad divisions will be held on July 24.

The District Monitoring Committee cell in-charge Kashif Inayat has written a letter to Commissioner Larkana to take all practical steps to stop the planned public gathering.

The ECP has written a separate letter to PPP Larkana Division President Khursheed Junejo that the meeting is a violation of the election conde of conduct and must be stopped.

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PPP has planned a major event in the local municipal stadium for June 21 to observe the 69th birth anniversary of slain leader and former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

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PPP chairman and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, several federal and provincial ministers and prominent party leaders are expected to address the participants

Last week, Larkana Deputy Commissioner Tariq Manzoor Chandio chaired a meeting of heads of various departments at Begum Nusrat Bhutto Hall to discuss arrangements for the public meeting.

DC Larkana had assigned different tasks to the departmental heads for traffic management, security of leaders and participants, uninterrupted power supply to the venue and cleanliness.

He asked the public health engineering department to build temporary washrooms on an urgent basis and make lighting arrangements at the stadium.

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