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Nomination forms to be accepted from June 4: ECP

Nomination forms to be accepted from June 4: ECP

ISLAMABAD: After the Supreme Court suspended a Lahore High Court (LHC) verdict with regard to revision of the new nomination forms on Sunday, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) issued a new schedule for submission of nomination papers for coming general elections.

According to the revised schedule, nominated candidates will now be able to file their nomination papers from June 4 to 8. Afterwards, the names of candidates will be published on June 8.

However, the other schedule for the 2018 polls remains unchanged, according to the commission.

The commission had stopped issuance of nomination papers for General Election 2018 after the high court ruling earlier on Friday.

On Friday, the LHC set aside the new nomination forms, approved by parliament through the Election Act 2017, and directed the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to start the process of issuing nomination forms afresh after improving them with addition of necessary details about candidates who will contest the elections.

The Supreme Court on Sunday suspended the LHC ruling in question. The ECP and former Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq filed appeals against the verdict in the apex court’s Lahore registry.

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