Quetta(July 08, 2018): Caretaker Balochistan Chief Minister Alauddin Marri has expressed the hope about a large voter turnout during the upcoming elections due to improved law and order situation in the province.
Addressing a press conference at the Sarawan Press Club in Mastung, he said free and fair elections is the priority of the interim government. He said we are and we have been utilizing all resources at our disposal to implement the code of conduct the Election Commission of Pakistan.He urged the people to come out of their homes on July 25 and fulfil their national responsibility by casting their votes.
Chairman Army ESC, CEC Discuss Security For Elections:
Chairman Army Election Support Centre, Lieutenant General Hamood uz Zaman Khan called on Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Muhammad Raza in Islamabad on Saturday.
Matters pertaining to security in upcoming general elections came under discussion during the meeting.Lieutenant General Hamood uz Zaman Khan on behalf of Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa assured the Chief Election Commissioner that Pakistan army will play its role under constitution.Chief Election Commissioner appreciated the resolve of Pakistan Army and hoped all provincial governments will also play their due role in conducting free and fair elections.
ECP Issues Code Of Conduct For Security Personnel:
The Election Commission of Pakistan has issued the code of conduct for security personnel deployed for election duties and to be deployed for security on polling day inside and outside the polling stations.
The security personnel belonging to law enforcement agencies deployed for election duties shall perform their duties in accordance with the law and within the confines of mandate assigned to armed forces to assist the ECP in conduct of free, fair and transparent elections, the code of conduct states.It Is pertinent to mention that general election will held on July 25 across the country.
Earlier Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) revealed that 59 political parties did not issue tickets to women candidates.
The ECP issued on Friday the details of political parties contesting the upcoming general elections and the percentage of tickets they have allocated to women candidates.As per the comprehensive list, 59 political parties have not issued general seat tickets to any women. However, 48 parties have issued tickets to a total of 304 women in total, the ECP said.
Of those that did, four parties failed to meet the requirement of allocating five per cent of the tickets to women. They include Allah Akbar Tehreek, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Samiul Haq (JUI-S), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Nazriati (PTI Ideological), and Pasban Pakistan.The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), on the other hand, emerged as the party that allocated the highest percentage of its total tickets to women compared to its peers — at 43.The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), Awami National Party (ANP), Balochistan National Party (BNP), BNP-Awami, Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA), and the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) have issued general seat tickets to 37, 42, 6, 8, 14, 3, 2, 8, and 33 women, respectively.