ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan announced here Monday by-election schedule for vacant seats of National and Provincial Assemblies. Addressing the first post election press conference Chief Election Commissioner Justice Retd. Qazi Farooq said that polling for 6 NA and 22 Provincial assembly seats will be held on June 3 while nomination papers would be issued from April 16 and the same could be submitted till April 21.
Scrutiny of the nomination papers would be carried out between April 22 and 28 while the final list of candidates was expected to be issued by May 12, Chief Election Commissioner said. He said election campaign by candidates would end on June 1. Qazi Farooq praised political parties for extending cooperation in holding general election 2008 in the best possible manner.-SANA