ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission has unveiled the preliminary list of candidates contending for seats reserved for minorities in the National Assembly, ARY News reported.
According to list issued by ECP, nomination papers of 37 candidates have been approved for the 10 National Assembly seats.
In light of the Supreme Court s decision, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is excluded from the competition for minority seats as they did not secure the election symbol.
According to the schedule issued by the Election Commission, appeals for the acceptance or rejection of nomination papers by returning officers can be submitted until January 16, and the Appellate Tribunal will hear them until January 19.
The revised list of candidates will be released on January 20, withdrawal of nomination papers can be done until January 22, and the final list of candidates will be unveiled on January 23.
Earlier, The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has given a nod for printing 250 million ballots with watermarks for the general election 2024.
The approval to print 250 million ballot papers was given during a meeting of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). The printing of the ballot papers will be ensured by three printing corporations, the sources said.
The security measures are being heightened. The decision is aimed at ensuring the integrity and security of the electoral process, with a meticulous plan for secured transportation from printing machines to the designated officials.