ECP allows Punjab caretakers’ bureaucracy reshuffle
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has given permission for appointments and transfers to the caretaker government of Punjab. The caretaker government will allow the transfer posting of Grade 19 and subordinate officers of the Secretariat Group.
The commission issued a letter to the Chief Secretary of Punjab, granting permission to give leave to the officers and employees.
The caretaker government will allow the transfer posting of Grade 19 and subordinate officers of the Secretariat Group.
Although, The commission also allowed the government to appoint and transfer Grade 17 and subordinate officers and employees and asked it to send the details of the appointment and transfer orders to the commission.
The Election Commission Pakistan (ECP) will approve the appointment and transfer of Grade 20, 21, and 22 officers and police.
The authorities have postponed an important meeting regarding the preparations for the elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P).
In addition, Election Commission sources have stated that the chief secretary and inspector general of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) requested a change in the date of the meeting.
The Election Commission has invited both of them to a special meeting, which the chief election commissioner (CEC) will chair on Friday.
The security situation and arrangements of K-P will be reviewed in the meeting.
While, regarding the Punjab Assembly (PA) elections, the required security could not be provided to the provincial election commissioner and returning officers.
According to ECP sources, the provincial election chief informed the Election Commission about the security situation. He said that the required security was not provided to the ROs.
There is a lot of rush at the time of submission of nomination papers in the offices of the ROs and due to the crowd there is a tense situation there, he told the Election Commission Pakistan (ECP).
He further told them that fights are going on between candidates and supporters, and if this situation continues, the election schedule in Lahore will have to be suspended.
However, According to the sources, it is likely that the Election Commission will take notice of the concerns of the provincial election commissioner.
Published on Logical Baat, March 16, 2023.