Pakistan bars vote-seeking on religious grounds

Islamabad, April 14 (IANS) The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Sunday barred the candidates in the general elections from seeking votes in the name of religion or sectarianism, Geo News reported.

The country is scheduled to undergo to general elections May 11.

Issuing fresh directives, the Election Commission declared that driving out the voters from the polling stations would be treated as a crime, and providing free of cost transport facility, including vehicles and boats, would be a punishable act.

Canvassing within the perimeter of 400 yards from the polling booths and taking the ballot paper out from there also have been declared punishable crime.

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