Election commission fines 8 lawmakers for violating election code
Punjab Minister Ejaz Alam Augustine (L) takes a briefing from the Baitul Maal chairman.–File photo
The Election Commission on Thursday fined a minister and seven other members of the Punjab Assembly for violating the code of conduct for the by-elections, which are taking place in different parts of the province.
The commission imposed a fine of Rs25,000 on Punjab Minister for Minority Affairs Ejaz Alam Augustine and Rs15,000 on Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Punjab President Rana Sanaullah Khan. Also, a fine of Rs10,000 each was imposed on MPAs Abdul Sattar Khan and Chaudhry Ashraf.
Punjab Assembly members Zeeshan Rafique, Waqar Ahmad Cheema and Rana Muhammad Afzal were slapped with a fine of Rs15,000 each. Also, the Election Commission imposed a Rs15,000 fine on Khush Akhtar Subhani, member of the National Assembly from the PML-N in Sialkot, for violating the election code of conduct.