In a bid to make upcoming general elections transparent, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has completely barred public institutions from recruitment.
According to a press statement, hirings in the entire federal, provincial and local government institutions have been suspended since April 2018. However, the notice will not be put into effect for the hiring done under Federal Public Service Commission and Provincial Public Service Commissions.
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Moreover, a notification has also been issued that the development plans which were approved on April 1, 2018 or later like installation of the gas pipelines, carpeting of roads, water supply schemes and progression on all such development works will be halted and funds issued for the ongoing development works will not be transferred.
All the ministers and concerned departments have been informed in this regard.
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In another statement the ECP had decided to deploy officers of subordinate court as district returning officers, returning officers and assistant returning officers in the upcoming general elections.
For this purpose, ECP had requested all high courts to provide lists of their judicial officers. The courts have complied with the ECP requests and provided the lists.
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