ECP warns 352 political parties

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Wednesday once again asked 352 political parties to submit the list of at least 2,000 of their members and deposit enlistment fee of Rs 200,000 each by December 4 or be ready to be de-listed. According to a press release, no political party had met the requirement under the provisions of the Election Act, 2017. The first notice had been issued on October 20 and a reminder had been sent to all the political parties for depositing the enlistment fee and providing the list of at least 2,000 members along with their signatures or thumb impressions, besides copies of their Computerized National Identity Cards (CNIC).

Another notice was issued on November 14 and final notice through advertisements in some leading national dailies on November 25 to to remind their legal obligations, failing which the defaulting parties would be de-listed. The offices of the commission would be opened on Saturday and Sunday to facilitate political parties. The notice reminds the parties that under the Elections Act, 2017, they are required to comply with the provisions of its Sections 201, 202, 209 and 210 within 60 days.