ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday extended the date for submitting nomination papers for the upcoming general elections to June 11 (Monday).
Earlier, the commission had set June 8 as the last date for submitting the nomination papers for the elections.
The decision was taken after Supreme Court suspended Lahore High Court’s (LHC) decision rejecting the nomination papers, drafted by a parliamentary committee, for violating Article 62, 63 of the constitution.
Previously, the ECP had outlined submission dates from June 2 to June 6 while the publication of candidate names was to be made on June 7.
Nomination papers, filed in accordance with Election Act 2017, will be scrutinised by June 14, while appeals against decisions made by returning officers can be filled till June 19.