ECP announced revised election schedule of Punjab Assembly elections

The ECP issued revised election schedule according to the instructions issued by the Supreme Court in its verdict to hold elections on May 14

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has announced the revised election schedule of Punjab Assembly elections. Even Though, the federal government has rejected the Supreme Court verdict to hold elections in Punjab on May 14 but the ECP has decided to follow the SC order.

The ECP took the decision in an emergency meeting held today for consultations on the Supreme Court verdict Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja chaired the meeting. The apex court directed the ECP to reinstate its previous election schedule under which polls were to be held and extended it by 13 days.

According to the decision, candidates would be able to submit nomination papers from April 10, the electoral body would publish the list of candidates on April 19, and electoral symbols would be issued by April 20.

The court also directed the government to release Rs 21 billion for elections in Punjab by April 10 and told the ECP to submit a report on the matter in court the same day. In the case of non-provision of funds, the court will issue an appropriate order, it added.



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