ECP declares Punjab CM's announcement of free electricity under code of conduct

ECP declares Punjab CM's announcement of free electricity under code of conduct

Pakistan

ECP declares Punjab CM's announcement of free electricity under code of conduct

LAHORE (Dunya News) - The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has termed the announcement of free electricity by Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Hamza Shahbaz as in accordance with the code of conduct.

In response to the announcement of free electricity up to 100 units by Punjab CM, ECP stated that it is not a violation of the code of conduct.

As per the ECP, if a program is announced for the entire province, it is not a violation of the code of conduct.

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PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry has written a letter to the apex court on behalf of PTI in which he stated that the caretaker Chief Minister would exercise only regulatory powers till July 22, while Hamza Shahbaz himself had assured the court that he had no intention of rigging the elections, adding that PTI has serious reservations about the individual and government role of the Punjab Chief Minister.