Islamabad (July 07, 2018): 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 elections 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.