Election Commission of Pakistan appoints more than 400 monitoring teams to monitor political activities in elections

Islamabad, April 06, 2013 (PPI-OT): The Election Commission of Pakistan has appointed more than 400 monitoring teams across the country to monitor political activities in General Elections-2013. The members of the monitoring teams are District officers, judicial officers and other high ranked officers. Now, including many other requests, the District and Sessions Judge/District Returning Officer, Attock has intimated that the Assistant Commissioners of Attock, Fateh Jang and Pindigheb who have been appointed as Members of Monitoring Teams for General Elections-2013 are appearing in Departmental Examination being conducted by the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) from 08th April to 16th April, 2013. He has, therefore, requested that PPSC may be asked for postponement of the said examination while the Provincial Election Commissioner, Punjab has also endorsed the request.

The matter has been considered at length by the Hon’ble Election Commission of Pakistan and it has observed that changing the horse in the middle of the stream is going to be extremely detrimental to the ongoing electoral process and has directed for postponement of the said departmental examination till completion of General Elections-2013.

In this regard, the Chairman, Punjab Public Service Commission has been asked to issue necessary directions for the postponement of the said departmental examination and intimation of the same to the ECP Secretariat for placing the same before the Hon’ble Election Commission of Pakistan.

For more information, contact:
Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)
Election Commission of Pakistan Secretariat
Election House, Constitution Avenue G-5/2,
Islamabad
Tel: +9251 920 1975, +9251 920 6062
Fax: +9251 920 5402, +9251 920 5300