ECP starts receiving nomination papers of candidates for general polls

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ISLAMABAD, JUNE 04 (DNA) – Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday has started to accept nomination papers from the candidates for general elections 2018.The papers will be received until June 8 while names of the candidates will be published on the same date.The commission has constituted a central scrutiny cell for thorough scrutiny of nomination papers that will be conducted in June 14.

The cell will ensure thorough scrutiny of nomination papers under Article 62 and Article 63. The bench will collect information pertaining to dual nationality, non-payment of loans and income tax from competent authorities including National Database and Registration Authority, Federal Investigation Agency and Federal Board of Revenue.

Appeals against decisions of Returning Officers can be filed by June 19 whereas they will be decided by Appellate Tribunals by 26th of this month. Revised list of candidates will be published on June 27.

Candidates can withdraw their candidature by June 28 after which final list of candidates will be published on the same day.
Election symbols will be allotted to the contesting candidates on 29th of this month.