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Pakistan Press Foundation

Elections 2024: Unofficial results to start airing at THIS time

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has asked the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to strictly observe code of conduct (CoC) for General Election 2024.

In a letter addressed to PEMRA’s chairman, the electoral watchdog asked the authority to ensure that no material that could pose a risk to the law and order situation is broadcast on the media.

According to code of conduct, reflecting any opinion prejudicial to the ideology, sovereignty, dignity, or security of Pakistan and other national institutions is forbidden.

It also forbids airing or displaying on electronic, digital and social media, any allegations and statements which may harm national solidarity or may create law and order situation during the entire election process.

ECP has also asked PEMRA to ensure that media workers do not interfere with the polling process anywhere in the country. Any polling surveys near polling stations are also banned.

Furthermore, the media shall not air any unofficial result of a polling station until one hour has passed after the close of poll. The Commission has asked the media to ensure that it clearly labels provisional results when they are being aired.

Source: ARY News


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