ISLAMABAD: The scrutiny of over 13000 nomination papers filed for 342 National Assembly and 728 Provincial Assemblies seats across the country will be completed on Monday. The Offices of the Returning Officers remained open till midnight on Sunday. Election Commission had fixed one-week time ending today for the scrutiny of nomination papers, while 95 percent of the scrutiny of received nomination papers has been completed so far.
Some of the important seats’ returning officers have fixed Monday the date for the scrutiny of nomination papers, which included those of PML (N) Chief Mian Nawaz Sharif from Lahore constituency NA-120, former federal minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad’s from Rawalpindi and PML (N) leader Makhdoom Javed Hashmi.
The candidates could submit their appeals in the Election Tribunal against the acceptance and rejection of the nomination papers by the returning officers and for filing the objections on it, which would be decided by December 14. Election Commission has constituted nine Tribunals comprising of High Courts’ Judges. The EC would allot election symbols to the political parties and candidates on Tuesday and Wednesday, while the lists of the symbols have already been sent to the Provincial Election Commission offices for this purpose.-SANA