The Election Commission (EC) has agreed to lift the ban on the use of motorcycles for journalists in the upcoming 11th parliamentary elections slated for December 30.
“We have requested the EC to ensure free movement of journalists while performing their duties during polls. The EC assured us that journalists will not face any disruption,” AL national election conducting committee member Md Akhtaruzzaman told newsmen after the meeting with EC secretary yesterday.
Earlier on December 25, Awami League called upon the Election Commission to give permission to journalists in using motorbikes while performing their duties in the upcoming election.
On December 23, Election Commission (EC) issued a notification imposing restrictions on vehicular movement from December 29 (12.1am) to January 1 midnight. The ban also included using motorcycles by journalists during the election.