62 candidates appeal against rejection of nomination papers


KARACHI: A total of 62 candidates on Monday have completed appeals against rejection of their nomination papers under scrutiny as 226 others reached into the next phase of local governments elections in the six cantonment boards in the city. The decisions on the appeals would appear on 9th April.

The cantonment boards in Karachi have been divided into 32 wards. 30 nomination papers have been approved and five others rejected in five wards of the Karachi Cantonment Board; 98 nomination papers have been approved and 18 others rejected in 10 wards of the Clifton Cantonment Board; 48 nomination papers have been approved and 24 others rejected in 10 wards of the Faisal Cantonment Board; 34 nomination papers have been approved and three others rejected in three wards of the Malir Cantonment Board; Nine nomination papers have been approved and 11 others rejected in two wards of the Korangi Creek Cantonment Board; and seven nomination papers have been approved and one other rejected in two wards of the Manora Cantonment Board.

Only one candidate had submitted paper for the ward No-2 of Korangi Creek Cantonment Board and his paper has been rejected if he does not get a positive result on his appeal then election on that seat would be rescheduled.

The candidates would be allotted election signs on April 11th.

According to the code of conduct issued by election commission office, prime minister, chairman and deputy chairman of senate, speaker and deputy speaker of assemblies, federal ministers and other government officers could not participate in the election campaign and even are not allowed to visit any ward or cantonment board during the elections.

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