Election Commission begins scrutiny of nomination papers

Election Commission begins scrutiny of nomination papers
Prime Minister said caretaker government was firmly committed to provide all possible assistance to the ECP toward holding free, fair and peaceful elections as per the schedule. (AAMIR QURESHI /AFP)
Updated 12 June 2018
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Election Commission begins scrutiny of nomination papers

Election Commission begins scrutiny of nomination papers

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Election Commission (ECP) began the second phase of the electoral process on Tuesday, and started scrutiny of nomination papers with the help of other state institutions.

ECP official Haroon Shinwari told Arab News that more than 12,000 nomination papers were sent to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and the State Bank of Pakistan for security.

Other than the above numbers, the ECP official said some 7,500 nomination papers have been verified with the help of the Online Data Scrutiny System.

This scrutiny process will be completed on June 19 and the candidates can also file a review appeals if they don’t agree with the process or have questions.

The Election Commission of Pakistan’s Scrutiny Cell is verifying all the nominations papers of candidates using modern technology.

Meanwhile, Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retired) Sardar Muhammad Raza called on Prime Minister Justice (retired) Nasir-ul Mulk at the Prime Minister’s Office on Tuesday.

“A matter relating to the forthcoming general elections came under discussion during the meeting,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.

The statement added that the Prime Minister reiterated: “The caretaker government is firmly committed to provide all possible assistance to the Election Commission toward holding free, fair and peaceful elections as per the schedule.”

The elections are scheduled to be held on July 25.