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Election Commission of Pakistan authorized powers of Magistrate to appointed Returning Officers

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Islamabad: The Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan has authorized the District Returning Officer, Returning Officer and Assistant Returning Officers appointed for Bye-Election in Constituency No. PB-26 Jaffarabad-II (Old Nasirabad-II) and the Presiding Officers appointed for each Polling Station of the said Constituency, to exercise the powers of a Magistrate of the First Class under the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (Act V of 1898) on the 24th May, 2011, the day appointed for polling for Bye-Election, in respect of the offences punishable under section 80, section 82A, section 83, section 84, section 85, section 86 and section 87 of the Representation of the People Act, 1976 and to take cognizance of any such offence under any of the clauses of sub-section (1) of section 190 of the said Code of Criminal Procedure and to try any such offence in a summary way in accordance with the provisions of the said Code, relating to summary trials.

For more information, contact:
Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)
Election Commission of Pakistan Secretariat
Election House, Constitution Avenue G-5/2, Islamabad
Tel: +9251 920 1975, +9251 920 6062
Fax: +9251 920 5402, +9251 920 5300


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