Election Commission issues Code of Conduct for observers

Islamabad: Election Commission of Pakistan has issued the Code of Conduct for observers for the general elections.

According to a notification issued by the Commission here Friday every person who participates in election observation individually or as a member of local group‚ organization or international election observation mission must sign a pledge to abide by the code.

Observers will respect the sovereignty of Pakistan and the fundamental rights and freedom of its people, it added.

EC said Observers will maintain a strict political impartiality and will not exhibit any bias with regard to national authorities‚ political parties and candidates.

It said they will also ensure that all their observations are impartial‚ objective and depict the highest standards of accuracy.

Election Commission said in case of violation of code of conduct‚ it reserves the right to withdraw observer accreditation of an individual observer or an observer mission.