ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday announced the schedule for the first phase of local body elections in Punjab and Sindh, the process of which will commence in September and will come to an end with polls scheduled for October 31.
District Returning Officers (DROs), Returning Officers (ROs) and Assistant Returning Officers (AROs) have already been appointed by ECP for this purpose, and they have been asked to fulfill their duties in accordance with the provision of law and rules and maintain neutrality and impartiality.
According to the notification by the ECP, severe action will be taken against those returning officers who fail to fulfill their responsibilities.
Furthermore, the commission has declined the requests of the provincial governments and provincial election commissioners (PECs) of Punjab and Sindh for the replacements of DROs, ROs and AROs, directing that the proposal for any changes — if required in the public interest — may be sent to the ECP for approval with full justification and compelling reasons.
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— The Daily Mail - People's Daily