ISLAMABAD -- On the recommendations of its Judicial and Electoral Reform Committee, Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) Friday introduced amendments in the Pakistan Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils Rules, 1976.
According to the statement, the PBC secretary said that the changes have been made for reformation of the process of elections of Bar Councils and Bar Associations.
The amendments in Rule 10-A of the Rules 1976 include 'No prospective andor contesting candidate or hisher supporters shall canvass for votes through advertisement, banners, placards, stickers, panaflex, hoardings, calendars, dairies, key-chains and posters etc,. He She may, however, solicit support through personal contact and by issuing letters and visiting cards of the maximum size of 3x5 inches on which heshe may also display hisher photograph.'
It adds, 'No prospective and/or contesting candidate or his/her supporter/s shall use or show of any kind of weapon during election campaign or on the day of election.' It further says, 'No prospective and/or contesting candidate or his her supporter s shall canvass for votes by approaching a voter, directly or indirectly, at his/her residence.'
It also includes 'No meal lunch dinner breakfast hi-tea by a contesting candidate or his her supporter s will be given to voters directly or indirectly in connection with election campaign.' It shall be the pre-requisite that a contesting candidate is purely a...