Deadline to submit party tickets, withdraw nomination papers expires

ISLAMABAD: The deadline for submission of party tickets and to withdraw their nomination papers ended at 4pm today, Newsone reported on Friday.

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According to details, Returning officers(ROs) will submit official list of candidates to ECP today.

Moreover, Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will announce the polling scheme and final list of candidates with electoral symbols tomorrow.

It is mandatory for the candidates to submit their party tickets in order to be allotted electoral symbols. Those who fail to do so will be considered independent candidates.

Earlier in a day, ECP has revised the time for polling in the July 25 general election in order to ensure the maximum participation of voters.

According to a statement by the commission, as per the polling will now be held from 8am to 6pm, for a total of 10 hours without any delay.

Sources said this is the first time the polling duration has been extended across the board in the country’s electoral history.

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