By-Elections: ECP gives powers of Magistrate to Presiding Officers
March 2, 2023 09:16 PM
Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Thursday gave powers of the First-Class Magistrate to all the Presiding Officers in the by-polls.
According to the 24News HD TV channel, the by-election is scheduled in the 16 constituencies of the National Assembly on March 19.
The channel report said the presiding officers will have the powers of the first-class magistrate for three days from March 18 to March 20.
The Election Commission has also issued a notification of giving powers of the first class magistrate to the presiding officers on Thursday.
In the notification, it is stated that the ECP authorized the Presiding Officers appointed for each Polling Station of the following 16 constituencies of the National Assembly of Pakistan.
These constituencies are included NA-2 Swat, NA-3 Swat, NA-5 Upper Dir, NA-6 Lower Dir, NA-7 Lower Dir, NA 8 Malakand, NA-9 Buner, NA16 Abbottabad, NA-19 Swabi, NA-20 Mardan, NA-28 Peshawar, NA-30 Peshawar, NA-34 Karak, NA-40 Bajaur, NA-42 Mohmand, and NA-44 Khyber.