Punjab Election Commission (PEC) has banned media from telecasting the unconfirmed and unofficial election results, Waqt News reported. The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Secretary Election Commission.

“The media can only telecast the results issued by Returning Officers,” the new election code of conduct for media stated.

 The decision has been taken keeping in mind the growing race between media channels to disclose the results. The channels show unofficial results without confirmation from the Election Commission and this creates false perceptions about the official result of the elections.