ISLAMABAD: The Election Committee of Pakistan has told the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority to put a stop to government ads airing on television channels.
The Sindh government has been running ads on the electric bus and other projects it has undertaken. They were playing on election day as voters headed to the polling booth.
The ECP spokesman said that polling for the second phase of the LG polls in the province was underway which is why running advertisements during polling violated the code of conduct.
The Commission has asked the provincial government to immediately stop airing advertisement campaigns.
Meanwhile, the polling is going in seven districts of Karachi and nine districts of the Hyderabad division. Strict security measures have been taken to ensure fair and transparent elections in both divisions.
Nearly 8,000 polling stations have been declared ‘sensitive’ or ‘highly sensitive’ in 16 districts of Karachi and Hyderabad.
In Karachi, as many as 3,415 polling stations have been classified as sensitive, 1,496 as highly sensitive and 79 as normal.
Out of 2,674 polling stations in Hyde?rabad division, 1,270 are sensitive, 779 are highly sensitive and 625 are normal.