LAHORE: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to strictly implement its code of conduct for the upcoming general election in the country.

Hearing a petition of Awami Workers Party for the enforcement of the election code of conduct, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar also ordered the ECP to run an awareness campaign in the media regarding the code of conduct.

The chief justice also observed that it was now the responsibility of the ECP and the judiciary to ensure that the July 25 general elections were held on time.

The CJP directed the ECP that there should be no wall-chalking for election campaign as banners and posters should be used for the publicity of the candidates.

Published in Dawn, June 14th, 2018