ECP to announce final list of election candidates tomorrow


ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday said that as per the election schedule, the final list of candidates will be announced tomorrow (Friday).

According to the ECP, the candidates can withdraw their nomination papers by June 29 and the electoral body will announce the final list of candidates on the same day while electoral symbols will be issued to candidates on Saturday.

After decisions of the appellate tribunals on appeals, the revised list of candidates was published on Thursday.

The appellate tribunals across the country heard and decided the appeals of candidates against rejection and acceptance of nomination papers by June 27.

It is pertinent to mention here that the ECP had established 21 appellate tribunals throughout the country for trial and disposal of appeals against the decisions of returning officers for rejecting or accepting of nomination papers pertaining to national and provincial assembly constituencies for general seats as well as seats reserved for non-Muslims in the National Assembly.

As many as six tribunals had been established in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, eight in Punjab, four in Sindh, two in Balochistan and one in Islamabad.