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ECP unveils schedule of by-elections on vacant seats

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has announced the schedule pertaining to the by-elections on vacant National Assembly (NA) and provincial assemblies seats.

The commission will receive nomination papers of candidates for the by-elections from August 28.

According to the election schedule issued by the ECP, candidates can file their nomination papers from August 28 till August 30.

The electoral body will conduct scrutiny of nomination papers by September 4.

Nominations can be withdrawn by September 15, while election symbols will be allotted to the candidates on September 16.

By-elections on the vacant seats will be held on October 14.

More than 30 seats of national and provincial assemblies have been unrepresented due to various reasons.

The elections could not be held at some seats due to the death of a candidate, while scores of seats were vacated by candidates who had won more than one seat following the July 25 polls.

Moreover, political parties have invited applications from aspirants for the by-elections.

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