Local Government Election Schedule Islamabad (ICT) 2015
Islamabad (Wednesday, June 24th, 2015) – ELECTION COMMISSION OF PAKISTAN NOTIFICATION has issued schedule of local body election in capital City of Islamabad. This notification has been issued vide No. F.5 (1)/2015-LGE (ICT) on dated 23 June 2015.:-
In compliance with the Order, dated 10-03-2015, passed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of Pakistan in CMA. No. 18/2014 etc., the Election Commission of Pakistan hereby issues the following Schedule for election to all categories of seats in each Union Council of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) in terms of Rule 11 of the draft Islamabad Capital Territory Local Government (Conduct of Elections) Rules, 2015 and calls upon the electors of each Union Council to elect their representatives:
a. Chairman and Vice Chairman, as joint candidates;
b. Six general members;
c. Two women members;
d. One peasant or worker member;
e. One youth member; and
i. One non -Muslim member.
With a view to ensure that elections to the Union Councils in Islamabad Capital Territory are conducted honestly, justly, fairly, and in accordance with law and to ensure that the corrupt practices are guarded against, the Election Commission of Pakistan directs that:
a. All Executive Authorities in the Federation shall not use State Resources in Local Government Elections calculated to influence the elections in favour of a particular candidate or a political party.
b. If any person in government service misuses his official position in any manner in order to influence results of elections, he shall be liable to be proceeded against under Section 60 of the draft Islamabad Capital Territory Local Government Act, 2015.
c. No transfers / postings of the civil servants shall be made after the issuance of Schedule of local government elections for ICT without prior approval of the Election Commission till the publication of election results.
d. After the issuance of Election Schedule, the Prime Minister, Speaker, Deputy Speaker, Federal Ministers, Advisors to the Prime Minister or any other holder of public office will not visit the area of any Union Council to announce any development scheme or to canvass or campaign for any candidate or any political party.
e. No Officer shall perform protocol duty with the Prime Minister, Speaker, Deputy Speaker, Federal Ministers, State Ministers, Provincial Ministers, Advisors to the Prime Minister or any person on their behalf till conclusion of the electoral process.
f. Any holder of public office, who is found to have violated any provision of election laws or the instructions issued by the Election Commission, shall be proceeded against as mandated in law.
The offices of the Election Commission as well as the offices of District Returning Officers and Returning Officers shall remain open on all public holidays during the schedule period except Eid holidays: All electoral activities mentioned in the aforesaid schedule shall be undertaken during office hour (08:00 am. to 0400 p.m.) and the said timing will also be followed on public holidays fixed for any electoral activity of the schedule.
Joint Secretary (LGE)
Printing Corporation of Pakistan Press, Islamabad. [For publication in the Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary (Part -Ill) of today’s date.]
|1||Notice inviting nomination papers lobe issued by the Returning Officer on||24-06.2015|
|2||Nomination Papers shall be received on||25-06-2015 to 26-06-2015|
|3||Publication of notice of all the nomination papers||27-06.2015|
|4||Objection to the nomination papers||28-06-2015|
|5||Scrutiny of nomination papers and publication of||29-06-2015 to 30-06-2015|
|6||Appeals against acceptance / rejection of nomination papers to be filed on||1/7/2015 to 2/7/2015|
|7||Disposal of appeals on||3/7/2015 to 4/7/2015|
|8||Withdrawal of candidature on||5/7/2015|
|9||Publication of list of contesting candidates with names of validly nominated candidates on||6/7/2015|
|10||Polling Day on||25-07-2015|
|11||Declaration of results by the Returning Officer on||28-07-2015|