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Bye-Elections; candidates asked to stop campaign from Saturday midnight.

ISLAMABAD -- Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has advised the candidates and political parties contesting the bye elections in NA 162, Sahiwal-III to stop their election campaign from Saturday midnight (September 17 and 18).

After the midnight of Saturday, all public meetings and political campaign, including on electronic and print media, must come to a halt, the ECP said in a notification issued here.

According to the notification, the candidates, political parties participating in the bye elections of NA-162, Sahiwal-III must stop their election campaign 48 hours before the polling day, adhere to law thus paving the way for holding bye elections in a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere.

The candidates violating deadline would be imposed rigorous imprisonment for a term, may be extended six month or with fine up to Rs 100,000 or both, it added.

The polling would be held in NA 162 on September 19, 2016.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Sep 18, 2016
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