ECP to publish final list of candidates today

Source:  ARY News Published in Current Affairs on Friday, June 29, 2018

LAHORE: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will publish Saturday (today) the final list of contestants in the run for coming general elections.

As per election schedule, June 30 (today) has been set as the last day for issuance of election symbols to candidates. Today is the last day to withdraw candidature for the polls.

Afterwards, the Commission will publish the final list of candidates.

The ECP has directed candidates to submit party affiliation certificate to their respective Returning Officers today.

It has made it clear that party symbols would not be allotted to those who fail to submit their party affiliation certificates.

Meanwhile, the Election Commission has issued polling scheme for upcoming general elections.

The scheme issued for elections on National Assembly and provincial assemblies’ seats has also been posted on the Commission’s website.

The scheme includes number of polling stations, polling booths, and number of votes at every polling station.

Census code and details of the area are also part of the scheme.

General Election 2018

Mostly, a three-pronged contest across the country apart the MMA, a grouping of the influential religious parties, particularly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, as the fourth major player in the upcoming polls on July 25.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf are being seen as two top contenders in general elections neck to neck in battlefield province Punjab, while Pakistan People’s Party trailing behind them.

Moreover, regional players are competing in southwestern province Balochistan apart of a large number of independent candidates across Pakistan for the National Assembly and provincial assemblies seats.