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ISLAMABAD: The election campaign by various political parties and independent candidates for the July 25 general elections across the country ended midnight (Monday).
All political parties and independent candidates winded up their election campaign at 12:00 midnight as per the notification of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
He said under Section 182 of the Elections Act, 2017, no person would convene, hold or attend any public meeting and promote or join any procession within the area of the constituency during a period of 48 hours ending at midnight following the conclusion of poll.
He said any person, who contravened the provisions of law, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years or with Rs1 lac fine.
A monitoring and control room headed by Director General Administration has also been established in ECP to address the complaints.
A total of 3,70,000 army personnel including 1,00,000 serving and 1,90,000 reserve force will be deployed on duty on July 25.
The ECP also explained that ballot paper without signatures of Assistant Presiding Officer and official code mark of ECP will be invalid. Only ballot paper with nine boxes will be counted. Polling will be continued from 8 to 6 pm.
Political parties gear up
for final power shows
Major political parties have geared up for their final power shows ahead of the ECP’s deadline for electioneering activities, which expires Monday midnight.
PML-N to end campaign at Rawalpindi’s Liaqat Bagh
PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif will address a jalsa in Dera Ghazi Khan — where he is contesting for an NA seat. Meanwhile, Shahbaz’s son Hamza will lead a rally from Mochi Gate to Data Darbar in Lahore.
PTI’s campaign ends with jalsa at Data Darbar
PTI Chief Imran Khan will address supporters at multiple places in Lahore — with large gatherings planned at Jallo Mor and Wapda Town — before the party formally ends its campaign with the jalsa at Data Darbar.
Bilawal tours Northern Sindh on last day of campaign
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is already on a whirlwind tour of Northern Sindh, which will end with fateha at the mazaar of the Bhuttos in Garhi Khuda Bux.
Other political parties and candidates will also be holding their final rallies today.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) is set for a jalsa atop the Liaqatabad Flyover in Karachi, while Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA), an alliance of religious parties, will hold a jalsa in Islamabad’s G-10 sector.

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