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ECP prepares preliminary draft of code of conduct for elections

ECP prepares preliminary draft of code of conduct for elections

ECP prepares preliminary draft of code of conduct for elections

ECP prepares preliminary draft of code of conduct for elections

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  • President, PM and ministers will not be able to participate campaign.
  • Senators and LG representatives will be able to run election campaigns.
  • The announcements of development schemes will also be banned.
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ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has prepared preliminary draft of code of conduct for upcoming general elections 2024.

The president, prime minister, ministers, public officials will not be able to participate in the election campaign.

Sources of the ECP said that according to the proposed code of conduct, senators and local government representatives will be able to run election campaigns. The announcements of development schemes, discussions against the judiciary and the ideology of Pakistan will also be banned.

According to sources, the proposed code of conduct states that political parties and candidates will not give bribes and gifts or any kind of inducement. The political parties will give tickets to 5% women candidates on general seats while carrying weapons in meetings, processions and public gatherings will also be  banned  The political and electoral campaigning from the public treasury will also be prohibited.

According to the proposed code of conduct, biased coverage on state media will be banned, political parties will be allowed to hold rallies subject to permission from administration. The use of government resources in election campaign will be prohibited and car rallies will not be allowed.

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Apart from this, communal, linguistic discourse and protest or sit-in in front of a citizen’s house will not be allowed. The election agent must be from the concerned constituency while hoisting of political party flags on government property will be prohibited.

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