President, PM barred from visiting constituency

ISLAMABAD — The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has barred the president, prime minister, provincial governors and chief ministers and other holders of key public offices from visiting any constituency.

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Published: Thu 28 Mar 2013, 9:19 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 4:13 PM

Chairman and deputy chairman of Senate would also be subjected to same restriction while speaker National Assembly Fahmeda Mirzas has been exempted from the ban.

All the executive authorities have been restrained from announced donations or committing development funds in any constituency overtly or covertly designed to influence voters and benefit any political party or candidate.

The commission also banned individual and bulk transfers and postings of civil servants until the completion of the general election.

Meanwhile, Chief Election Commissioner Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim is reaching Quetta to meet Baloch leaders and persuade them to participate in elections. Nationalist parties had boycotted the 2008 polls in support of the demand for restoration of judges dismissed by former military ruler Pervez Musharraf.

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