Islamabad, Jun 4: Ahead of the July 25 elections, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has started accepting the nomination papers on Monday after the Supreme Court announced its verdict rejecting amendments in the forms.
The Lahore High Court ruled on June 1 that the nomination papers do not necessarily seek information regarding candidates' educational background, criminal record, and dual citizenship. It further ordered the election body to add requirements under Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution to the nomination papers.
The ECP will continue to receive the nomination papers, in compliance with the approved format as per Election Act 2017, from June 4 till June 8. The nominations papers will be scrutinised on June 14 while any appeals against the decision regarding nomination process must be filed till June 19.
On June 27, first candidates' list would be displayed and the candidates would get a day's time to withdraw their nominations. The final list of candidates along with election symbols would be issued on June 29.