Caretaker govt bars local representatives from participating in election campaigns


LAHORE: Punjab caretaker government on Tuesday barred local representatives from participating in the election campaigns.

As per a notification issued by the provincial caretaker government, the participation of local representatives in election campaigns would be “a violation of the code of conduct of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).”

“Mayors, deputy mayors, chairmen and vice-chairmen cannot participate in election campaigns,” the notification said, adding that district councilors, municipal committee members and UC chairmen have also been barred from taking part in the election campaigns for the forthcoming polls.

“A legal action will be taken against those who violate the ECP code of conduct,” the notification warned.


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