ISLAMABAD: The Election commission of Pakistan has issued schedule of elections for the seats of mayor, deputy mayor, chairman and vice chairman on Thursday.
According to the schedule, the commission on June 15 and 16 will collect nomination papers for mayor, deputy mayor, chairman and vice chairman of district councils, metropolitan corporations, municipal corporations, town and municipal committees.
Papers will be scrutinized on June 17 and 18 while appeals against returning officers’ decision could be made until June 20. Candidate can withdraw their papers by June 22.
A notification carrying names of the winning candidates will be issued on July 2. The newly elected candidates will take oaths on July 4.
Earlier last month, the commission postponed the final phase of municipal elections of mayor, deputy mayors and others. According to the schedule released then, polling had to be conducted on June 8. ECP stated that schedule for the last phase of Sindh local body elections was pushed ahead on Sindh High Court s orders.
The high court had suspended the commission s notification after hearing petitions of independently elected members of the Shikarpur district council who had challenged the allocation of reserved seats to political parties.