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    Election Commission of Pakistan issued schedule for Local Government Bye-Election for 334 vacant seats of different categories

    Chitral Times Report

     

    PESHAWAR: The Election Commission of Pakistan has issued schedule for Local Government 8th Bye-Election to fill in different categories of vacant seats i.e. General, Woman, Peasant/Worker, Minority and Youth in various Local Councils of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province and has called upon the electors concerned to elect their representatives to respective Local Councils. According to the schedule, Polling will be held on 23.12.2018 (From 0800 Hrs to 1600 Hrs) and Declaration of result by the Returning Officer on 24.12.2018.

                With a view to ensure that bye-election to the Local Government are conducted honestly, Justly, fairly and in accordance with law and to ensure that the corrupt practices are guarded against, the Election Commission of Pakistan directs that:, all executive Authorities in the Federation and in the Provinces shall not use State Resources in Local Government bye-elections calculated to influence the elections in favour of a particular candidate or a political party. If any person in government service misuses his official position in any manner in  order to influence results of elections, he shall be liable to be proceeded against under Section 100 of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Local Government Act, 2013, No Transfer/postings of the civil servants shall be made after the issuance of Schedule of Local Government  Bye-Elections without prior approval of the Commission till the publication of election results, After the issuance of Election Schedule, the Prime Minister, Governor, Chief Minister, Speaker, Deputy Speaker, Chairman, Deputy Chairman, Federal and Provincial Ministers, Advisors to the Prime Minister or Chief Minister, District or Tehsil Nazim & Naib Nazim or any other holder of public office will not visit the area of any local council to announce any development scheme or to canvas or campaign for any candidate or any political party. No Deputy Commissioner shall perform protocol duty with the Prime Minister, Chief Minister, Speaker, Deputy Speaker, Federal Ministers, State Ministers, Provincial Ministers, Advisors to the Prime Minister and Chief Minister or any person on their behalf till conclusion of the electoral process. Any holder of public office, who is found to have violated any provision of Election Laws or the instructions issued by the Election Commission, shall be proceeded against as mandated in law.

     

    The offices of the Election Commission as well as the offices of District Returning Officers and Returning Officers shall remain open on all public holidays during the schedule period. All electoral activities mentioned in the aforesaid schedule shall be undertaken during office hours (08.00 am to 04:00 pm and the said timing will also be followed on public holidays fixed for any electoral activity of the schedule.

     

    Total Vacant Seats in District Peshawar are 28, in District Nowshera are 15, in District Charsadda are 10 , in District Mardan are 26, in District Swabi are 17, in District Kohat are 12, In District Karak are 12, In District Hangu are 06, In District Bannu are 06, In District Lakki Marat are 10, In District D.I.Khan are 19, In District Tank are 07, In District Abbottabad are 28, In  District Haripur are 06, In District Mansehra are 37, In District Torghar are 02, In District Battagram are  10, In District Swat are 18, in District Shangla are 07,  In District Buner  are 11, In District Upper Dir are 12, In District Dir Lower are 18, In District Malakand are 07 and In District Chitral are 10.  Thus the total vacant Seats in all the above mentioned districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are 334.

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