ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued a new schedule for accepting nomination papers.
According to ECP, nomination papers will now be accepted from 4th-8th June. The names of candidates will be published on 8th of June. There has been no change in other election schedule.
The ECP has issued the amended election schedule son after the apex court decision. The Supreme Court of Pakistan has suspended the verdict of Lahore High Court regarding nomination papers after approving the petition of Election Commission of Pakistan.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar in his remarks said elections will be held on 25th of July at all costs.
ECP ESTABLISHES CSC TO VERIFY NOMINATION PAPERS
The ECP has also established a Central Scrutiny Cell (CSC) to verify the nomination papers of contesting candidates in forthcoming General Election (GE) 2018. The CSC will work with the help of NADRA, FBR, State Bank and other organizations. The information regarding dual nationality, loan write-offs, defaulter and income tax status would be gathered from concerned organisations.
According to ECP, this scrutiny cell will be comprised of four teams from NADRA, FBR, State Bank, FIA and NAB. In total, there are 36 members in this scrutiny cell.
The scrutiny cell will start working from today, and it will liaison and coordinate between returning officers and others organisations. It will work 24/7 on a shift basis.