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>city corporation polls: EPR to be relaxed tomorrow to allow rallies, campaigns

>THE caretaker government is going to relax the Emergency Powers Rules (EPR) tomorrow allowing rallies and processions for election campaigns in city corporations and municipalities where polls will be held in phases under the state of emergency. (Click for full article)
LGRD Adviser Anwarul Iqbal yesterday said the government is now mulling which sections of the EPR should be relaxed and will declare it on the day the Election Commission (EC) announces the schedules for polls to four city corporations and nine municipalities.
The polls schedules are due to be announced tomorrow as per an EC decision earlier.
Directed by government policymakers, senior officials of the ministries of Home Affairs and LGRD are finalising the procedure to relax the EPR in consultation with the EC Secretariat, highly placed sources said.
“Relaxation of the EPR will remain in force from the day of announcement of polls schedule for city corporations and municipalities till publication of the polls results in official gazette,” one source said quoting the draft notification on relaxing the EPR.
“But the polls campaigns must be carried out in compliance with the election rules and code of conduct for the polls,” he said.

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