ISLAMABAD : Seeking votes in the name of religion shall be a punishable offence for three years, the electoral body said Wednesday.

According to a notification, any candidate found bribing for getting votes or attempting to cast fake vote(s) would get a three-year term. The notification said that transportation facility for anyone outside the voters or candidates’ families would be banned while presiding officers would have the powers to have anybody arrested without requiring arrest warrants, during the polling day.