ECP issues notices to two lawmakers for violating election code


ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday served notices to two members of National Assembly for violating its code of conduct during their election campaigns.

They have been served notices in light of the details they submitted to the ECP.

Arif Nakai, a PTI lawmaker from NA-240 of Kasur, allegedly spent over Rs10 million on his election campaign while Dr Zulfiqar Bhatti, the PML-N’s elected candidate from NA-91 of Sargodha, spent Rs5.7 million.

According to the details, the National Assembly candidates were bound to restrict their expenditures to Rs4 million whereas the provincial assembly candidates were allowed to spend Rs2 million. However, they spent more money than permitted by the ECP. The ECP sources said that they can be disqualified, fined or sent to jail for three years.