Election Commission of Pakistan authorizes District Returning Officer and Returning Officer appointed for conduct of Bye-election in Peshawar-VIII to exercise powers of Magistrate First Class

Islamabad, April 29, 2016 (PPI-OT):The Election Commission of Pakistan hereby authorizes the District Returning Officer and Returning Officer appointed for the conduct of Bye-election in constituency No. PK-08 Peshawar-VIII, scheduled to be held on 12.05.2016 to exercise the powers of the Magistrate First Class under the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (Act No. V of 1898) with immediate effect and until the consolidation and announcement of official results of above mentioned constituency.

The aforesaid officers shall exercise the powers of Magistrate First Class in respect of the offences punishable under section 80, section 82A, section 83, section 84, section 85, section 86 and section 87(1) of the Representation of People Act 1976, take cognizance of any such offence under any of the clauses of sub-section (1) of section 190 of the said code of the criminal procedure and try such an offence in a summary way in accordance with the provisions of the aforesaid Code relating to summary trial. By order of the Election Commission of Pakistan.

For more information, contact:
Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)
Election Commission of Pakistan Secretariat,
Election House, Constitution Avenue G-5/2,
Tel: +92-51-9201975, +92-51-9206062
Fax: +92-51-9205402, +92-51-9205300
Website: www.ecp.gov.pk