Islamabad(June 18, 2018): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan and his counsel, Babar Awan, will not appear before returning officers for the scrutiny of his nomination papers for NA-53 Islamabad today.
Subordinate of Babar Awan, Rai Tajamul will now appear before the RO to defend Imran Khan.
Imran’s counsel has asked returning officers they can appear for the PTI chairman’s scrutiny for the Islamabad constituency on Tuesday instead as he has been summoned by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in Lahore today as well.
Meanwhile, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will complete the process of scrutiny of nomination papers filed by candidates for upcoming general elections on Tuesday.
A total of 21,482 nomination papers have been filed across the country for national and provincial assemblies.
As many as 6063 candidates are contesting for 342 seats of the National Assembly while 15419 nomination papers have been filed for the provincial assemblies seats.As per the election schedule, appeals against rejection or acceptance of nomination papers can be filed by June 22.
The appellate tribunals will decide the appeals by June 27, after which the revised list of candidates will be published on June 28.
Candidates can withdraw their nomination papers by June 29 and the electoral body will announce the final list of candidates the same day.Electoral symbols will be issued to candidates on June 30 while polling will be held on July 25.