ECP warns govt employees against political participation in elections

  • Officers in Grades 20 and above must obtain leave approval directly from the Commission, according to advisory
Published December 26, 2023

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday issued a pre-general election advisory, instructing government officers and employees to refrain from participating in political activities, APP reported.

Government officials and employees are prohibited from participating in election activities, according to the advisory.

Officials seeking leave must obtain permission from Returning Officers (ROs), while district officers must seek permission from District Returning Officers (DROs).

Federal government employees up to grade 19 can have their leave sanctioned by DROs, according to the ECP advisory.

According to the advisory, officers in Grades 20 and above must obtain leave approval directly from the Commission.

In a related development, the Peshawar High Court (PHC) suspended on Tuesday the ECP decision of revocation of the bat symbol for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

The ECP deadline for filing nomination papers ended on Sunday. The scrutiny process of the nomination papers will last between December 25 and 30, as specified in the schedule.

“All activities as listed in the election schedule released on Dec 15 will be held as planned,” the ECP said.


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Uzmakhan Dec 26, 2023 07:48pm
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Parvez Dec 26, 2023 09:42pm
...and what have they been doing all this time if not openly supporting a particular political party ?
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zh Dec 27, 2023 01:35am
What a farce, the Munshi is blind and utterly incompetent. He did not notice the human rights violations and illegal repeated arrests of person even remotely connected with PTI.
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Ch K A Nye Dec 27, 2023 02:50am
The bureaucrats' legs must be trembling by this warning from the ECP. They will be reaching for their BOOTS to help.
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