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CJP bars candidates from using bullet proof cars during election campaigns

CJP bars candidates from using bullet proof cars during election campaigns

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday has ordered candidates participating in general elections to not use official bullet proof cars for campaigns.

During a hearing at Supreme Court (SC) Lahore registry, Additional Attorney General submitted details of cars given to the officials working in federal cabinet and other government departments.

The report stated that 105 cars are under use of federal government and cabinet over which, the court directed to take back unprivileged cars till mid tonight.

Former minister has also been summoned in next hearing for explanation over using luxury car. The CJP has clarified that money will be taken from those who bought these vehicles contrary to the law.

However, the case can also be transferred to National Accountability Bureau (NAB), he added.

CJP Nisar has also ordered to take back official bullet proof cars from ministers after dissolution of the assemblies. Won’t allow anyone to use bullet proof cars during election campaigns, top judge remarked.

It is pertinent to mention here that the date of the general elections has been decided as July 25. Polls for both National Assembly (NA) and provincial assemblies will be held simultaneously on the same date.

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