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Islamabad, 1 March 2021: Secretary General Pakistan Peoples Party, Syed Nayyer Hussain Bukhari has urged the Chief Election Commissioner to stop governors of provinces from taking part in the Senate election campaign.

Syed Nayyer Hussain Bukhari in a letter addressed to the CEC has said that according to the ECP notification, president and governor are not allowed to take part in elections. The notification by the ECP issued on 25 February 2021, says “The president and the governors of the provinces shall not take part in election campaign relating to election to the Senate in any manner whatsoever and shall not use their respective offices as well as houses in connection therewith”.

Bukhari wrote that there are many instances where it is reported in the media that governors are holding meetings with various candidates for the Senate elections at their offices and houses.

He urged the CEC to instruct the governors to strictly observe the code of conduct and desist from using their offices and houses in connection with the Senate elections.