LAHORE: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has asked all the political parties and the candidates for NA-120 by-election to follow the provisions of law and exercise self-restraint for holding the polling in an orderly and peaceful manner on September 17.
According to an ECP official, the campaign for by-election in NA-120 Lahore-III would come to an end at midnight falling between September 15 and 16.
He said under the law, no person could promote or join in any procession in the area of the constituency during a period of 48 hours ending to midnight, following the conclusion of the poll for an election in that constituency.
Any person who contravened the law provisions would be punishable with rigorous imprisonment for a term, which might extend to six months, and fine, which might extend to Rs 1,000, or with both, he added.
He said the ECP had drawn the attention of contesting candidates for by-election to a provision of Section 84 of the Representation of the People Act, 1976, which “provides that no person will convene, hold or attend any public meeting.”