ECP takes notice of Insaf Rozgar Scheme ahead of election

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Election Commission on Thursday has taken notice of senior provincial minister Muhammad Atif Khan visit to district Kurram ahead of elections, scheduled on July 20.

The ECP has imposed a ban on Ministers visits to the tribal districts and announcements of uplift projects, which the commission believes, could influence the election process. The KP ECP has issued a notice saying that KP minister Atif Khan has visited tribal district Kurram in violation of the code of conduct.

According to an official letter issued by KP ECP to District Returning Officer and District Monitoring Officer, the commission requested taking necessary action in light of the code of conduct issued by ECP and submit a detail report in the instant matter for further course of action.

The Senior Minister Atif Khan had visited district Kurram on Wednesday and announced the construction of three sports stadium, a football ground in Kurram and other uplift projects despite ban imposed by ECP.


July last date for receipt of applications for postal ballot papers in KP merged districts

PESHAWAR: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has re-fixed the last date for receipt of applications for postal ballot papers for provincial assembly elections in the merged districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as 5th of next month.

This facility has been extended to the persons of government service, members of armed forces, holders of public offices, their wives and children provided they are stationed at a place other than the place in which their constituency is situated.

The last date for polling personnel and police personnel who are posted at a polling station other than one at which they are entitled to cast their vote has been re-fixed as 12th of the next month.  Applications for postal ballot should be made on the prescribed form with the returning officer concerned of the constituency.