Islamabad (August 01, 2018): The Election Commission has directed winning candidates in the general election to submit returns of their election expenses so that notification of their victory could be issued timely.
In a statement on Wednesday, the Commission said the returns should be filed to the Returning Officers concerned.
No candidate has so far submitted details of his election expenses.ECP Directs Provincial ECs To Send Form 49 Immediately
Earlier on July 31, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) directed all the provincial election commissioners to send the form 49 to ECP of all national and provincial assemblies as soon as possible.
In a letter to all four provincial election commissioners, Chief election commissioner directed the immediate delivery of form 49.
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“ECP has not received the form 49 of 61 constituencies of NA, 12 of KP and FATA and 34 from Punjab,” the letter stated adding that ECP has also not received form 49 of 10 NA constituencies in Sindh and five in Balochistan.
On July 30, as the controversy over Form-45 continues to simmer, the Election Commission of Pakistan decided to upload the forms containing key data of polling stations on its website.“It is a requirement of the law and we will fulfil it from today instead of waiting for the last day,” an ECP official said.
Form-45 contains essential data of each polling station of a constituency of the National Assembly or a provincial assembly.
ECP Lifts Ban on Transfers, Postings, Development Schemes
Earlier on July 31, the Election commission of Pakistan (ECP) lifted the ban on transfers, postings and development schemes on Tuesday terming its April 1, 2018 notification null and void.
However, notification mentioned that the ban will remain to continue on initiating development schemes, transfers and postings by the interim government.
The ECP also withdrew its notification regarding the suspension of local bodies. After the withdrawal of notification by the ECP the local bodies has restored again.On April 11, the Election Commission of Pakistan imposed a ban on posting and transfer of government employees in view to avoid any influence in next general next election.
ECP said that posting and transfer of employees in federal and provincial government will be banned and it will come into effect from April 01, however, it will not affect the appointment through federal and provincial public service commissions.ECP had also banned the implementation on new uplift schemes, the declaration said.