ECP serves notice on PML-N MPA Zeeshan for entering NA-75

By: News Desk      Published: 12:52 PM, 10 Apr, 2021
ECP serves notice on PML-N MPA Zeeshan for entering NA-75
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The ECP served a notice on PML-N MPA Zeeshan Rafique for violating ECP’s Code of Conduct on the polling day in NA-75, reporting 24NewsHD TV channel.

It has been reported that PTI workers stopped the vehicle of the MPA Zeeshan Rafique and chanted slogans against the legislator.  

The District Election Commissioner has sought an explanation from the MPA. 

The ECP notice was issued to PML-N MPA for visiting a polling station amid the polling process.

The ECP had banned the entry of all elected representatives in NA-75 Daska.

The nail-biting contest mainly is between candidates of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Syed Nosheen Iftikhar and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Ali Asjad Malhi.

SOPs for Presiding Officers 

a. Under section 13(2) of the Elections Act, 2017, the Presiding Officer / Assistant Presiding Officer shall have a smartphone to be used for maintaining communication with the District Returning Officer / Returning Officer /District Monitoring Officer and take a snapshot of Form-45 (result) at the premises of Polling Station at the time of declaration of result and send it to the ECP and the Returning Officer; 

b. In case, if the Presiding Officer does not possess/have a smartphone, in such cases the Assistant Presiding Officer will be deputed for compliance with section 13(2) of the Elections Act, 2017: 

c. The Presiding Officer / Assistant Presiding Officer shall ensure to activate location feature of the mobile phone on the polling day and for taking a snapshot of Form-45; 

d He/she shall take a snapshot of Form-45 using his/her mobile in the presence of polling agents at the premises of the polling station: 

e. He/she shall transmit the Form-45 to the Returning Officer and ECP on a dedicated Whatsapp channel immediately in the presence of polling agents from the polling station. 

f. In case of poor network connectivity, he/she shall not wait at the Polling Station and proceed to the Office of the Returning Officer immediately for submission of polling records including Form-45 under Section-90 of the Elections Act, 2017; 

g. The Presiding Officer / Assistant Presiding Officer will submit Form-45 (original) and show the snapshot of Form-45 to Returning Officer with forensic details of the photograph(s) of Form-45 which includes Time and location of the photographs: 

h. The Returning Officer, in case of all such cases where the Presiding Officer/Assistant Presiding Officer could not transmit the snapshot of Form-45 due to poor network connectivity will check the photograph and location details about the time of the photograph and location and take picture of these forensic details on his mobile. The Returning Officer will make these forensic details part of his record.

Reporter Qazzafi Butt