are they accountable?
As all of us know that according to the rules and regulations of Election Commission of Pakistan, no official/governmental resources could be used for any sort of election campaign to support any of the MNAs or MPAs candidate. Also, a punishment of disqualification was announced for any of the government employees found involved in any sort of political supportive activity for any of the candidates nominated for the elections 2008.
The picture below shows the activities being done in the government office of the Union Council (UC) 133, Town Ship, Lahore. The office remained open on February 18, the day of elections, in spite of the fact that it was a government holiday.
Caption: The UC office remained opened on the government declared holiday, which is a violation itself.
The story goes like this that the nazim (mayor) of the UC-33, was supporting the PML (Q) candidate for the seat of Member National Assembly (MNA) in NA-127. The supporters of Abdul Aleem Khan, the Pakistan Muslim League PML (Q) (PML (Q): former ruling party) candidate for NA-127, were provided with the fresh breakfast of “Halwa Purri” and lunch of “Naan Channay” inside the UC office and even the election slips for the voters were being prepared in the office.
Caption: A stall placed inside the UC office to facilitate the supporters of PML (Q) with hot/fresh breakfast and lunch.
The mayor was supported by his brother, who is also a councilor in the area.
My question is tha how come the government officials use a government office as a central office of a political party for the purpose of election campaign?
Should not the Election Commission of Pakistan take any action, against those government officials, on the account of violation of it’s rules? or the lawlessness will continue…?