Journalists can use motorcycles on voting day

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Journalists can use motorcycles on voting day

 Staff Correspondent :: staff-correspondent

 Published: 04:03 PM, 27 December 2018   Updated: 04:03 PM, 27 December 2018

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Election Commission (EC) has lifted the ban on collecting news using the motorcycle in Eleventh Parliament elections.

The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday has lifted the ban for gathering news by motorcycles on the day of the 11th parliamentary elections.

EC's Assistant Director of Public Relations Ashadul Haq confirmed the information.

Earlier on Tuesday, journalists held a meeting with EC in whice they strongly protest the EC's decision. As a result, the Commission discussed the issue on Wednesday .

The EC had imposed a ban on December 21 by issuing a policy. At that time, various journalist organizations, observers and intellectuals of the country opposed the decision.

As per the new decsion, journalists will be able to gather the news of the vote by putting a car sticker like before. However, the vehicle must have valid papers and driving licenses.

The 11th national parliamentary elections will be held on December 30.