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ECP takes notice of threats to election candidates

ECP takes notice of threats to election candidates

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) took notice on Sunday of the reported roughing up of a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate in Multan and directed the Punjab government to provide security to election candidates in Multan, Narowal and elsewhere.

In a letter to Caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Dr Hasan Askari Rizvi, the ECP secretary has said that free and fair polls can only be achieved in a conducive law and order environment. 

The letter also states that the relevant officials were made aware earlier of threats to political leaders and contesting candidates. 

“It appears, unfortunately, that concerned authorities have yet to take the bull by the horns,” the letter reads. 

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