Schedule for Senate elections in FATA issued

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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has on Wednesday issued the schedule for the upcoming Senate elections in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
Polling on four FATA seats will be held on March 3 for which, the returning officer will issue a public notice inviting nomination papers today.
February 12 is the last date for filing nomination papers while a list of nominated candidates will be published on Feb 13.
The nomination papers will be scrutinized by the returning officer on Feb 15.
Appeals against acceptance or rejection of the nomination papers will be heard on Feb 17 while decisions on the appeals will be announced on Feb 20.
Feb 21 will be the last date for withdrawal of candidature.
The ECP also started the process of issuing and receiving nomination papers for Senate elections for federal territory on general and technocrat seats from Tuesday.
The commission will continue receiving nomination papers till Saturday.


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