The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Saturday ruled that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif did not violate the election code of conduct in his recent press conference in Lahore.
As per code of conduct, the ECP said, the prime minister and ministers cannot ask for votes from the voters once the election campaign ends. Government officials can also not announce development schemes as per the election code of conduct, the ECP added.
The ECP statement came moments after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) demanded the commission to take notice of the prime minister’s presser, which it condemned as violation of the election code of conduct.
“The prime minister led a rally by addressing a press conference a day before by-election which is in violation of the election code of conduct,” Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said.
The chief election commissioner said the commission is closely monitoring the implementation of the code of conduct and that its violation would not be tolerated.
He said secretary of the commission is in constant contact with the provincial election commissioners.
If the people already have given the mandate to PTI they shouldn’t be worried. Of course the reality is the opposite, contrary to what they say. And NS was visiting the orange line route not at a rally. There was no rally or fair in the area. PTI should stop making up lies, there’s a limit and people are fed up. Already trying to make excuses before the ballots even start flowing out.
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