Candidates should not join Govt relief programmes

The Election Commission recently issued an extraordinary gazette notification which stated that candidates of General Election 2020 cannot join the Government’s relief programs.

The gazette extraordinary numbered 2172/2 has been issued on April 20, 2020.

The notification said, “During the election period, officers of all Government Ministries, Departments, Statutory Boards, Provincial Councils and Local Authorities should avoid engaging with any candidate contesting the Parliamentary Election in facilitating or directing the distribution of government relief to citizens, as it would amount to promoting the parties’/groups’ or candidates’”

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