ECP to expedite scrutiny of candidates


Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has decided to intensify scrutiny of the candidates of the upcoming general elections.

According to media reports, those who have been part of a plea bargain will not be contesting the next general elections.

The Election Commission has also discussed the issue of implementation of Article 62, 63 of the Constitution.

Election Commission has issued notices to the officials of the State Bank and Federal Board of Revenue to attend a high-level meeting on February 13 aimed at finalising measures for preventing tax-evaders and bank-defaulters from contesting the elections in this regard.

Chief Election Commissioner Fakharuddin Ibraheem will chair the meeting.