ECP issues COVID SOPs for Khushab: ISLAMABAD: The Election Payment of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday issued COVID-related standard procedure (SOPs) for the by-poll on Punjab Assembly seat PP-84 Khushab.
The by-election will certainly be held in the constituency on May 5. The Punjab Assembly seat had fallen vacant after the fatality of Muhammad Waris Shad.
The district returning officer, ROs as well as various other polling staff have been advised to keep facemasks in the ECP Offices as well as guarantee social distancing. Guarantee stipulation of facemasks, hand sanitizers to the personnel, the guidelines claim.
No citizen will certainly be allowed to get in the polling terminals without facemasks, while separate lines up will be produced the senior citizens, that will involve vote on the polling day.
In addition, the personnel has actually been routed to utilize hand gloves while obtaining the polling material.
The country’s supreme selecting body has suggested the prospects as well as the political parties objecting to the by-poll to make certain stringent adherence to the COVID SOPs.
On April 19, keeping in view the current spike in COVID-19 situations in the province, the Sindh government had formally asked for the Political election Payment of Pakistan to postpone the by-election for National Assembly constituency NA-249 Karachi.
Replying to it on April 22, the ECP rejected the request and announced that the by-poll would be held on time.