Islamabad (June 18, 2018): The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will complete the process of scrutiny of nomination papers filed by candidates for upcoming general elections on Tuesday.
According to Election Commission, a total of 21,482 nomination papers have been filed across the country for national and provincial assemblies.
Six thousand sixty-three candidates are contesting for 342 seats of the National Assembly while 15419 nomination papers have been filed for the provincial assemblies’ seats.As per the election schedule, appeals against rejection or acceptance of nomination papers can be filed by 22nd of this month.
The Appellate Tribunals will decide the appeals by 27th, after which the revised list of candidates will be published on 28th of this month.
Candidates can withdraw their nomination papers by 29th June and the electoral body will announce the final list of candidates the same day.
Electoral symbols will be issued to candidates on 30th June while polling will be held on 25th of next month. Election Commission will scrutinize nomination papers filed by sixty-three candidates for NA-53, Islamabad.Meanwhile, during scrutiny process in Karachi today, nomination papers of Shehla Raza of PPP for NA-243 Karachi east, Dr. Amir Liaquat Hussain of PTI for NA-245, Rauf Siddiqui of MQM for NA-243 AND 244 and Masroor Qadri of JUP for NA-239 were accepted.
Returning officer reserved the decision on the nomination papers filed by Khawaja Izhar-ul-Hassan of MQM and he has again been summoned tomorrow for scrutiny of papers.
Scrutiny process of candidate’s nomination papers for general election 2018 in Lahore is continuing despite Eid holidays and the process will conclude tomorrow.