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KP LG elections: NA Speaker Asad Qaiser served notice for violating code of conduct

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Islamabad: Regional election officials issued a notice to the Speaker of the National Assembly Asad Qaiser on December 13 stating that they had violated the code of conduct following the announcement of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa local agency election timetable.

It is worth mentioning that on December 19, local elections will be held in 17 districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, including Peshawar, and the ECP has announced a timetable.

After the first round of local body elections, polls in other 18 districts will be held on January 16, 2022. A total of 19,282 candidates are contesting for the seats of General Councilors on 2,359 village council (VC)/neighbourhood council (NC), while the number of female candidates for the same number of village council (VC)/neighbourhood council (NC) seats is 3,905.

The districts which will go to polls on December 19 include Buner, Bajaur, Swabi, Peshawar, Nowshera, Kohat, Karak, Dera Ismail Khan, Bannu, Tank, Haripur, Khyber, Mohmand, Charsadda, Mardan, Hangu and Lakki Marwat.

According to a statement issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan, a notice was issued to the Speaker National Assembly by District Monitoring Officer (DMO) Swabi and he has been summoned on December 13. The notice directed Speaker Asad Qaiser to appear in person or through counsel.

The notice stated that an alleged audio clip of the NA speaker making rounds on electronic media, wherein he is appealing to voters for their support and promising government funding to PTI candidates, “saying that project tenders are in process and soon these tenders will be notified”.

DMO Peshawar also issued a notice to Shaukat Ali, another member of the PTI National Assembly, saying that he had violated the code of conduct and summoned him on December 12.

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