ECP announces schedule for by poll

QUETTA: Election Commission of Pakistan ECP has announced schedule of by polls on Senate general seat vacated due to the death of Senator Wali Muhammad Badini. Polling would be held on January 7, 2013 from 9 am till 4 pm at provincial Assembly Secretariat.

According to the schedule nomination papers can be filed on Dec 21 and 22 during office hours. These nomination papers would be scrutinized on Dec 24 and 26.

Appeals against rejection or acceptance of these nomination papers by Returning Officer can be field by Dec 27. Election tribunal would decide these appeals on Dec 29.

December 30 is last date for withdrawal of candidatures. Final list of contesting candidates would be released on Dec 31.

Election Commission has appointed provincial election Commissioner Syed Sultan Bayazeed as Returning Officer for this by poll and Regional Election Commissioner Quetta Muhammad Riaz and Deputy Director Headquarters Waseem Ahmed have been appointed as polling officer.

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