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Pakistan Punjab Sindh

ECP gives strict orders to PEMRA

No extra time for voting: ECP |

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday has announced that no media house  will be allowed to broadcast the ‘unofficial and unconfirmed’ results during the upcoming local bodies elections in Punjab and Sindh.

According to details, Pakistan Electronic Media regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has been ordered to ensure implementation of the order.

In a statement the ECP secretary Babar Yaqoob asked media to only broadcast the approved results of returning officers.

He added that at least two battalions of Pakistan Army would be deployed, as quick response force on the day of local bodies election in Lahore an d every step would be taken to ensure the safe and sound polls.

It is to be kept in mind that first phase of local bodies (LB) polls in Punjab is scheduled on October 3. The electoral exercise will be held in 12 districts of the Punjab.

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