Election 2024: ECP takes notice of code of conduct violation

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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has taken notice of the violations of the code of conduct during the ongoing election campaign and imposed penalties on several candidates, ARY News reported.

“The District Monitoring Officer in Kohat took action against violation of election code of conduct and punished various candidates,” the spokesman of ECP told APP.

The spokesperson said an independent candidate Noor Aslam Afridi, contesting from National Assembly constituency NA-35, was fined Rs 5,000 while another independent candidate Fawadullah Khan Afridi from the same constituency was fined Rs 10,000.

He said that Awami National Party (ANP) candidate for provincial assembly Yaqoob Khan fined Rs 5,000. Additionally, independent candidate Janidullah Afridi from the Pakistan People s Party (PPP) was also fined Rs 10,000.

The spokesman said that the monitoring teams in different districts have removed illegal campaign hoardings, banners and other election promotion material.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) issued a code of conduct for the upcoming general elections 2024, emphasizing avoiding actions prejudicial to Pakistan s interests, prohibiting gifts to influence candidacy, encouraging women s participation, and banning violence and political influence on media.

The code of conduct bars High-ranking officials, except senators and local government members, from the campaign for peaceful and orderly polling.

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