ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan has issued schedule for general elections to be held on July 25.
Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Thursday afternoon, Secretary Election Commission Babar Yaqoob said candidates can file nomination papers from second to sixth of the next month.
He said scrutiny of nomination papers by Returning Officers will be conducted by 14th of next month.
Appeals against decisions of Returning Officers can be filed by 19th of next month, while appeals will be decided by Appellate Tribunals by 26th of the next month. Revised list of candidates will be published by 27th of next month.
Candidates can withdraw their candidature by 28th of the next month, and then final list of candidates will be published the same day.
The Secretary Election Commission said election symbols will be allotted to the contesting candidates on 29th of next month.
He said the same programme will be applicable to the seats reserved for Women and Non-Muslims in the National and provincial assemblies of Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Balochistan.