The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday started to publish the nomination papers as the elections in the country are around the corner.
Sources privy to the development said the nomination papers for the elections are being printed by the printing corporation.
Before the electoral schedule, the nomination papers will be given to the District Returning Officers (DROs). The nomination papers will be sent in line with the proportion of overall voters in the district.
‘’The additional nomination papers will also be sent on the demand of the returning officers,’’ the ECP added.
– Elections on Feb 8 –
The electoral watchdog and President Dr Arif Alvi reached consensus on Thursday to hold general elections in the country on February 8.
According to the statement issued by the electoral watchdog, the consensus was reached in a meeting of the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and President Dr Arif Alvi.
The President's House has also issued a statement on the agreed-upon date of the elections. The delegation of the ECP visited President House for the meeting on the orders of the Supreme Court, the statement said.
Earlier, in a letter written to the president, Chief Election Commissioner Sikander Sultan Raja emphasized the need to address the Supreme Court’s order dated November 2, 2023.
The court had dismissed constitutional petitions no. 32 and 36 while permitting the Chief Minister’s Appeal Nos. 118 and 119 of 2023, leading to important decisions regarding the general elections.
The letter conveys the importance of deciding on the date for the general elections in Pakistan following consultations between the electoral watchdog and the President of Pakistan.