ECP starts scrutiny of nomination papers filed for elections

ECP starts scrutiny of nomination papers filed for elections

ISLAMABAD: The process of scrutiny of nomination papers filed by candidates for forthcoming general elections is continuing.

According to the spokesperson of ECP, data of more than 19,500 candidates has been shared with the NAB, NADRA, FBR and the State Bank of Pakistan through an online system.    

Verification of about ten thousand nomination papers have so far been done with the help of online data scrutiny system.

These nomination papers have now been forwarded to the returning officers.   

As per the election schedule, the scrutiny process will conclude on Tuesday next. 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 and the electoral body will announce the final list of candidates on the same day. The electoral symbols will be issued to candidates on 30th of this month.

Polling will be held on 25th of next month.

A total of 21,482 nomination papers have been filed by candidates across the country for general elections.    

According to the figures released by the Election Commission of Pakistan today, 6063 candidates are contesting for 342 seats of the National Assembly .

They include 5,473 candidates for general seats, 436 for seats reserved for women and 154 candidates for non-Muslim seats.

There are 2,700 candidates in the field for National Assembly and 6,747 for provincial assembly from Punjab, including Islamabad; 1346 for National Assembly and 3,626 for provincial assembly from Sindh; 992 for National Assembly and 1920 for provincial assembly from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, including FATA; and in Balochistan, 435 candidates are contesting for National Assembly and 1400 for provincial assembly seats.

A total of 436 people have filed nomination papers for the seats reserved for women in National Assembly . They include 236 candidates from Punjab, 76 from Sindh, 88 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 36 from Balochistan.

A total of 1255 candidates are in the field to contest for reserved seats for women in provincial assemblies. They are; 665 from Punjab, 213 from Sindh, 262 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 116 from Balochistan.

There are 471 candidates vying for seats reserved for non-Muslims in all the four provinces. Out of them, 232 people have filed nomination papers from Punjab, 110 from Sindh, 73 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 56 from Balochistan.