Earlier, the Election Commission extended the time for filing nomination papers for two hours from 1600 hrs till 1800 hrs.
According to the election schedule, scrutiny process of nomination papers will continue till 19th while appeals against rejection or acceptance of papers can be filed by 22nd of this month.
The Appellate Tribunals will decide about the appeals by 27th, after which the revised list of candidates will be published on 28th of this month.
Candidates can withdraw their papers by 29th of this month, after which the final list of candidates will be published the same day.
Election symbols will be allotted to the contesting candidates on 30th of this month, while the polling for both National and Provincial Assembly elections will be held on 25th of next month.