EC halts Education Ministry polls eve hanky-panky


The Ministry of Education (MoE) has instructed Principals to halt the admission of 44,000 students to National and Provincial schools, following the intervention of the National Elections Commission (NEC).

Earlier the NEC halted admissions to all classes except grades 1, 5, 6 and 11, following an allegation that the MoE was planning to admit a large number of students to other classes on political reasons.

Some Principals, too, had objected to the MoE decision saying that such admissions could amount to violation of Election Laws. They said they had been given backdated letters for school admissions.

Although a gazette notification regarding the questionable admissions, had been issued prior to the announcement of the elections, they were halted as the NEC considers them to be a violation of election laws. The MoE said that the appointments of minor employees, too had been suspended in view of the upcoming elections.

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