ECP deadline for filing nomination papers ends – Pakistan

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The Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) deadline for filing nomination papers for the February 8 normal election ended at present (Sunday) at 4:30pm.

With little than over a month left for polls, the electoral watchdog has entered election mode. On December 15, the fee issued the election schedule, placing an finish to uncertainty surrounding the train.

As per the unique schedule, the method to file nomination papers for nationwide and provincial assemblies seats commenced on Dec 20 and was set to finish at 4:30pm on Friday.

However, the electoral watchdog later prolonged the deadline until at present. In an announcement, the ECP stated the choice was taken in response to requests from political events and to facilitate the candidacy course of.

“Political events should submit precedence lists for particular seats to returning officers inside the stipulated time,” it stated.

Returning officers (ROs) will study the nomination papers from Dec 25 to Dec 30, as specified within the schedule. The assertion underscored that “all actions as listed within the election schedule launched on Dec 15 can be held as deliberate”.

According to the schedule launched by the ECP, the final date for filing appeals in opposition to the RO’s choice to reject or settle for nomination papers is January 3 with the final date for deciding the appeals by an appellate tribunal on Jan 10.

The revised record of candidates can be printed on Jan 11 and the final date for withdrawing one’s candidature is Jan 12. Election symbols can be allotted to political events on Jan 13 with polls set for Feb 8.

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