Sindh govt employee fined by ECP for gifting gold crown to PPP's Nafeesa Shah

Sindh govt employee fined by ECP for gifting gold crown to PPP's Nafeesa Shah

Akbar Lashari gifted gold crowns to PPP candidate Nafeesa Shah and others in Khairpur.
Sindh govt employee fined by ECP for gifting  gold crown to PPP's Nafeesa Shah

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2 Feb 2024

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has slapped a fine of Rs50,000 over a Sindh government employee, Akbar Lashari, who gifted a gold crown to Pakistan People's Party's candidate Nafeesa Shah in Khairpur, last week.

According to the Election Commission of Pakistan's code of conduct, government employees are barred from attending public rallies in connection with the upcoming general elections.

 

According to regional media outlets, a political meeting was organized in connection with the election campaign in the village Fateh Ali Lashari, where clerk of food department Akbar Lashari gifted gold crowns to PPP candidate Dr. Nafisa Shah, who is contesting election from NA-202, PPP candidates Halar Wasan and Manzoor.

After such pictures and videos went viral on social media, candidates and food department clerk were criticized by the masses.

On the other hand, the District Monitoring Officers, under the directives of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), have been issuing notices and imposing fines on candidates and other officials concerned in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as well for violation of the Election Code of Conduct.

The District Monitoring Officers, while taking action against candidates, imposed overall a fine of nine hundred sixty-six thousand rupees.

According to details, ninety-five thousand rupees fine was imposed on candidates in Peshawar Division, in Malakand Division three hundred thousand rupees, in Hazara Division one hundred seventy-one thousand rupees, Mardan Division one hundred and five thousand rupees, Kohat Division one hundred and fifteen thousand rupees, Bannu Division thirty thousand rupees while one hundred and fifty thousand rupees fine was imposed on candidates in Dera Ismail Khan Division for violation of the Election Code of Conduct.

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