15 MOs in field to ensure compliance of LG polls code in capital


ISLAMABAD, DEC 09 (DNA) — The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has appointed 15 Monitoring Officers (MOs), including a District Monitoring Officer (DMO) to ensure complete compliance of the code of conduct during the ongoing election campaign for the local government (LG), scheduled to be held on December 31 in the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT).

“The DMOs will ensure complete compliance of the code of conduct by keeping a close vigil on canvassing of all candidates, and take necessary action against the violators,” a senior official of the ECP told a state run news agency. 

Around 1,773 candidates are flexing their muscles for different slots in 101 union councils across Islamabad. District Commissioner Gujranwala Tanveer-ul-Hassan has already been appointed as the DMO to monitor the campaign.

While 14 monitoring officers will also closely monitor the election campaign of political parties and candidates in local bodies polls in Islamabad. Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja has already issued instructions to punish the violators of code of ethics sans any discrimination. =DNA