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  • ECP hopes for clean conduct of senate polls.
  • Asks political events, candidates, voters, and election brokers to observe the legislation.
  • Voters have been requested to not carry cell phone or different such digital gadgets or devices when coming into the polling station.

ISLAMABAD: Expressing hope for clean conduct of senate polls, the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) has directed the political events, candidates, voters, and election brokers to abide by the legislation as identified in Chapter-X of the Elections Act 2017 and don’t take pleasure in any form of corrupt or unlawful practices.

Based on an ECP official, the candidates, election brokers, and their supporters can’t solicit help or help of any individual within the service of Pakistan or any public workplace to advertise or hinder the election of contesting candidates in any method.

Sovereignty of Islam

As per the code of conduct, the political events, candidates, voters, and election brokers is not going to propagate any opinion, or act in any method prejudicial to the glory of Islam and beliefs of Pakistan, or the sovereignty, integrity, or safety of Pakistan.

Learn extra: ECP points code of conduct for upcoming Senate polls

No opinions or individuals ought to hurt morality or public order, or the integrity or independence of the Parliament, judiciary of Pakistan or which defames or brings into ridicule the Parliament, judiciary or the Armed Forces of Pakistan, the fee stated.

No cell phones or different digital gadgets

Every voter will be sure that she or he doesn’t possess a cell phone or different such digital gadgets or devices when coming into the polling station which might be used to take pictures of the marked poll paper.

Preserve receipts of election bills

For the aim of election bills, a candidate will open an unique account with any department of a scheduled financial institution earlier than the date fastened for scrutiny of nomination papers and preserve, or trigger to be maintained a register of receipts and expenditures.

Learn extra: Senate Elections 2021: What to anticipate on the large day

“The candidate will not make any transaction towards the election expenses through an account other than the account opened for the purpose and a candidate may open the bank account for election expenses with an amount not exceeding the limit of election expenses provided under Section 132. (Section 133 of the Elections Act, 2017),” the ECP official highlighted.

The returned candidate will submit return of election bills to the Returning Officer on Kind C inside 5 days from the date of the election in accordance the sub-section (3) of Part 123 of the Act whereas different contesting candidates will submit their election bills on Kind C to Returning Officer inside thirty days of the publication of the names of the returned candidates as required underneath part 134 of the Act, he added.

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