Offices of ECP, ROs, DROs to remain open on June 9, 10

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ISLAMABAD: The offices of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and District Returning Officers and Returning Officers will remain open on June 9 (Saturday) and June 10 (Sunday).
According to an official of ECP, the decision was made to facilitate the interesting candidates to easily collect and file their nomination papers with the Returning Officers.
He said that the commission has already extended the last date for filing of nomination papers from June 8 to June 11 to facilitate political parties.
He added the commission has fixed June 11 as last date for filing of nomination papers for candidates of seats reserved for Women and non-Muslims while it has also extended the date by June 11 for submission of priority lists of candidates for seats reserved for Women and non-Muslims.
He said that the ECP has advised to separately submit the priority lists with the office of Provincial Election Commissioner Punjab for 33 National Assembly reserved seats for women from Punjab province besides 66 Provincial Assembly Punjab reserved seats and eight non-Muslim seats.
It asked to separately submit the priority lists with the office of Provincial Election Commissioner Sindh for 14 National Assembly reserved seats for women from Sindh province besides 29 Provincial Assembly Sindh reserved seats and nine non-Muslim seats.
Similarly, the commission asked to separately submit the priority lists with the office of Provincial Election Commissioner Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) for nine National Assembly reserved seats for women from KP province besides 22 Provincial Assembly KP reserved seats and three non-Muslim seats.
The ECP also asked to separately submit the priority lists with the office of Provincial Election Commissioner Balochistan for four National Assembly reserved seats for women from Balochistan province besides 11 Provincial Assembly Balochistan reserved seats and three non-Muslim seats.
He said that the commission has directed to submit priority lists with Additional Director General Elections, Election Commission of Pakistan, and Islamabad Secretariat for 10 National Assembly reserved seats for non-Muslims. – APP

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