ECP ready to amend electoral laws in Pakistan

ECP ready to amend electoral laws in Pakistan | PakistanTribe.comISLAMABAD – The Election Commission of Pakistan is ready to amend electoral laws in the country as the body sent suggestions to the Parliament’s reforms committee.

According to the ECP’s suggestions draft, returning officers (ROs) would be work under the direct supervision of ECP.

“President of the country will announce the elections dates with consultation of election commission.

“Nomination papers scrutiny process duration will be increased to 15 days from current 7 days period.

“Vote shifting to any other constituency will be banned 90 days prior to the elections day.

“Any candidate who submit wrong information about his/her assets along with nomination papers can be punished with three years in prison and Rs. 100,000 fine.

Meanwhile, ECP spokesperson has said on Tuesday (today) September 23, 2014, that the report released on ECP’s official website is not from election commission of Pakistan but its based on observers findings.

Spokesperson has said that the post-election report about May 13, general elections will be released soon as the report is in publishing process.

ECP’s also recommends that the expenditure limit for provincial and national assembly contestants could be raised.

Currently provincial assembly candidate can spent Rs. 1,000,000 and national assembly candidate can spent 1,500,000 on his/her campaign.

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