Election Commission forms high-powered committee for election arrangements


A high-powered supervisory committee has been formed by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to make arrangements for upcoming general elections in the country.

According to the media reports, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) constituted a high-powered supervisory committee during a meeting in Islamabad today (Tuesday, August 22) with Secretary of Election Commission, Omar Hamid Khan in the chair. The committee, led by the Special Secretary of the Election Commission of Pakistan, will maintain close coordination with relevant departments to ensure smooth elections.

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During the meeting, Secretary of Election Commission, Omar Hamid Khan directed the heads of all Election Commission divisions and Provincial Election Commissioners to promptly finalize election-related arrangements. Meanwhile, the Election Commission has again cautioned the federal and provincial governments against getting involved in any political activities that might undermine the smooth conduct of elections.

The Election Commission notified the caretaker administrations to limit their actions to those permitted by the Elections Act of 2017. The interim administrations were also ordered by the Election Commission of Pakistan not to announce or launch any new development programs at the federal or provincial levels.