Deadline to submit party tickets, withdraw nomination papers expires

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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday announced that the deadline to withdraw nomination papers in case anybody is unwilling to contest, as well as submitting party tickets expired at 4pm and the electoral body will be announcing the final list of candidates later in the day.

Electoral symbols and the polling scheme will be issued to candidates on Saturday.

On June 28, the election tribunals after concluding appeals against disqualification verdicts a day earlier had issued a revised list of candidates.

It is pertinent to mention here that the submission of party tickets was a compulsory requirement without which a contestant is considered as an independent candidate.

The elections are scheduled to be held on July 25.