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Silence period begins at midnight tonight
Sep 15, 2017-
The silence period for the third phase of local level polls will begin on Friday midnight, the Election Commis-sion announced on Thursday.The third and final phase of local polls will take place at 136 local units of eight districts in Province 2 on September 18.
The EC has called on the political parties to refrain from electioneering or canvassing through any medium, including social networking sites.
The poll body wants the concerned parties to remove their election symbols and publicity materials from areas within a 300-metre radius of the polling centres, while imposing a ban on the use of party caps, stickers, bags, mufflers and other paraphernalia. As per election code, the parties can organise campaigns from 8am to 7pm before the silence period kicks in.
Published: 15-09-2017 06:54