ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued a notice to Prime Minister Imran Khan on violations of the code of conduct ahead of the start of the second phase of local government elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The election commission has also served notices to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mehmood Khan, federal ministers Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Asad Umer and Murad Saeed for participating in a public rally in Lower Dir today (Friday).
The Electoral Commission has announced that all members of parliament will be able to run for election, but only those currently holding public office will be restricted.
Asking the PTI leaders to appear in person or through counsel, the ECP said sufficient evidence is available to establish that these members have violated the code of conduct.
“In case of your failure to submit your written defence or failed to appear before the undersigned, in person or through counsel, an ex-partie decision would be taken under Section-243 of the Elections Act, 2017,” the ECP warned.