Officials in interim governments and the public have received instructions from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). The commission’s actions, which were made public on August 15th, include many facets of government in an effort to level the playing field for all candidates.
Governments at all levels, including local, provincial, and federal, have been told to stop hiring, moving, and posting public officials.
Guidelines of ECP
Except for ongoing projects that were already approved prior to the notification, the execution and announcement of development schemes have been prohibited.
Within three days of taking office, temporary prime ministers, ministers, and other members of interim administrations are required to provide disclosures of their personal assets and debts, as well as those of their spouses and dependent children.
ECP has also sought the removal of leaders of institutions who were appointed on the basis of politics, the vacationing of former officials in government housing, and the removal of official vehicles.
The dignitaries will simply be provided with security and protocol in accordance with their rights, and additional security deployment will be discontinued.
Interim Governments Role in General Elections 2023
The interim governments are required to perform crucial daily tasks, but they are not allowed to interfere with the elections.
However, under specific legislative acts, they are permitted to decide on projects that have already been chosen with notification to the commission.
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