Published On: Tue, Sep 22nd, 2015

ECP Takes Notice of PM Nawaz’s Kisan Package


(Latest News ISLAMABAD): Election Commission of Pakistan has taken notice of the Kisan Package announced by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ahead of the Local Body elections and summoned Secretary National Food Security.

According to the details, ECP has declared the announcement of PM Nawaz’s Kisan Package as violation of the Electoral Rules and asked Secretary NFS to come up with all details and documents of this package in office of Election Commission of Pakistan, Islamabad.

Baber Fateh Muhammad, Secretary ECP, told media that Election Commission is reviewing the complaints filed by PTI Candidate for NA-154 and the notice to summon Secretary NFS in a step forward in this direction as Kisan Package is going to be cross checked.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had announced Rs. 100 billion Kisan Package on September 15, 2015 for the farmers who can avail loans with zero markup and interest by this relief package.

PTI and other political parties are against the timing of this announcement declaring it pre poll rigging because according to them, it is clear violation of code of conduct and an attempt to influence on upcoming Local Body Elections.



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