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Govt bars local bodies representatives from election campaign

10:51 AM | 27 Jun, 2018
Govt bars local bodies representatives from election campaign
LAHORE - The Punjab caretaker government Tuesday directed local bodies representatives to refrain from taking part in election campaign 2018, in a bid to stave off any allegation regarding the use of state machinery in the electoral race.

According to a notification issued here, the provincial government said the participation of the representatives in election campaign would be a violation of the code of conduct of the Election Commission of Pakistan.

"Legal action will be taken against those who violate the ECP code of conduct," the notification added.

The caretaker set up also barred district councillors, municipal committee members and UC chairmen from taking part in any political activity or election campaign for general election 2018.

The notification stated the ban had been imposed to ensure transparent and impartial polls scheduled on July 25.

ECP's Code of Conduct

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) issued a 16-point code of conduct on Tuesday for foreign observers and international media for the upcoming General Elections 2018.

The electoral body has warned that the permission granted to international observatory missions can be cancelled if the code of conduct is violated.

According to the code of conduct, international observers and foreign media are required to submit an affidavit to cover the cut-throat elections scheduled for July 25.

“Observers shall respect the sovereignty of Pakistan as well as fundamental rights and freedom of its people,” asserts the code of conduct.

It further calls that political impartiality shall be maintained by observers and media at all costs while observing the election and shall not exhibit any bias or preference with regard to political parties and candidates as well as any issue related to the process of election

Additionally, international observers and media have also been barred from including personal opinions in official reports.

However, it allows assigned officials from observer organisations to pass personal comments on the election process.

ECP also clarified that observers and media persons cannot stay in the country after their visa expires.

Associated Press of Pakistan Corporation (APPC) - Pakistan's Premier News Agency


PKR rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 16 April forex rates

Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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