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ECP rejects Ayaz Sadiq, Pervez Khattak’s reply in offensive language case

ECP rejects Ayaz Sadiq, Pervez Khattak’s reply in offensive language case

LAHORE: – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Saturday rejected the replies of former National Assembly (NA) speaker Ayaz Sadiq and ex Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak in offensive language case. A four-member commission headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) heard the cases. KP member maintained that Ayaz Sadiq violated ECP’s code […]

Trust the ECP to hold free and fair elections: Senate chairman

Trust the ECP to hold free and fair elections: Senate chairman

Senate Chairman Mir Sadiq Sanjrani on Friday threw his support behind the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), backing the watchdog to hold “free and fair elections”. A series of terrorism incidents and the subsequent impediments in holding elections rallies have led some — including Sanjrani’s predecessor Raza Rabbani — to claim that the July 25 polls are […]

ECP bars Imran Khan from using inappropriate language during campaigning

ECP bars Imran Khan from using inappropriate language during campaigning

The Election Commission of Pakistan on Thursday barred Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan from using unseemly language for his political rivals during election campaigning — a practice that Khan’s counsel initially seemed to defend but eventually relented, assuring the election body that his client would abide by its instructions. On July 12, the eve of Nawaz Sharif […]

Voters will now be able to find their polling station via SMS: ECP

Voters will now be able to find their polling station via SMS: ECP

Voters will now be able to check their polling station by sending their national identity card (NIC) number to 8300, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announced on Wednesday. Although the 8300 messaging service has been active for some time, it only provided information on the electoral area. When the ECP is done updating its […]

ECP declares 20,789 polling stations as sensitive

ECP declares 20,789 polling stations as sensitive

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has declared 20,789 polling stations for the July 25 general elections as sensitive, DawnNewsTV reported. According to data released by the ECP, a total of 85,307 polling stations have been set up for this month’s countrywide polls, of which 20,789 are sensitive. With 7,386 sensitive stations, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has the lead […]

‘Yet to take bull by horns’: ECP lambastes Punjab govt over ‘harassment of candidates’

‘Yet to take bull by horns’: ECP lambastes Punjab govt over ‘harassment of candidates’

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Sunday, expressing concern over reports of harassment and threats to election candidates in Multan and Narowal, requested the Punjab government to take “immediate corrective measures”. ECP Secretary Babar Yaqoob reminded Punjab caretaker Chief Minister Prof Hassan Askari of a meeting on preparations for the elections in which, during a […]

Appellate tribunal issues notices to ECP, RO over Imran’s petition challenging NA-53 verdict

Appellate tribunal issues notices to ECP, RO over Imran’s petition challenging NA-53 verdict

ISLAMABAD;The appellate tribunal on Friday issued notices to Election Commission of Pakistan and Returning Officer over the petition of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan challenging the rejection of his nomination papers from NA-53 constituency. Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani conducted hearing of the plea in Islamabad High Court (IHC). During the proceeding, Khan’s counsel Babar […]

ECP declares caretaker PM a millionaire

ECP declares caretaker PM a millionaire

ISLAMABAD;The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday declared caretaker Prime Minister Justice (R) Nasirul Mulk a millionaire as details showed that he owns excessive assets in Singapore, Britain and Islamabad.As per details of assets issued by ECP, caretaker PM Justice (R) Nasirul Mulk possesses a property of $ 7 million in Singapore, 2.72 million […]

NAB decides to take assistance of FIA, ECP in Musharraf case

NAB decides to take assistance of FIA, ECP in Musharraf case

ISLAMABAD;National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday has decided to approach Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) regarding former president Pervez Musharraf case. According to sources, the bureau will write a letter to seek details of Musharraf’s assets. Chairman NAB Javed Iqbal has ordered to complete the case against former president in one […]

ECP suffers administrative crisis, may influence general elections 2018

ECP suffers administrative crisis, may influence general elections 2018

ISLAMABAD;Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) suffers administrative crisis as main positions of additional secretaries admin, training and research offices are vacant.According to details, the seats of three director generals, three additional secretary generals, three directors, seven regional election commissioners are vacant. Moreover, dozen of posts from grade 18-21 are vacant. The positions of two provincial […]

Elections 2018: ECP to release code of conduct for foreign observers

Elections 2018: ECP to release code of conduct for foreign observers

ISLAMABAD;Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on on Sunday concluded consultation on issuance of visas to foreign observers for general elections 2018.As per details garnered, the consultative huddles were held with with interior ministry, foreign ministry, law enforcement agencies, and Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). The electoral body has directed departments concerned to issue visas to […]

SC directs ECP to submit reply over elections code of conduct today

SC directs ECP to submit reply over elections code of conduct today

ISLAMABAD;Supreme Court (SC) on Monday has sought code of conduct from Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for upcoming general elections 2018. During the hearing, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar said that the proceedings related to elections should be carried out on first priority. Won’t allow to delay elections, he reiterated. The court […]