ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has directed the media to avoid airing any unofficial result for at least one hour after the voting process is over at polling stations.
In its code of conduct for coverage at the polling station and announcement of results, the ECP has asked broadcasters to refrain from airing any final formal, definite election result.
“The broadcasters will air only with a clear disclaimer that they are unofficial, incomplete and fractional results which should not be taken as a final result until the election commission has announced the final result,” it added.
Only accredited media persons will be allowed to enter a polling station along with the camera for making footage of the voting process or counting process only for on-time.
However, they cannot make footage of the screened off compartment too maintain the ballot’s secrecy.