Islamabad: The submission of nomination papers for the local bodies elections, being held after 10 years, started today (Monday) for polls in 20 districts of Sindh and Punjab.
ECIn the first phase, elections will be held in 12 districts of Punjab, including Lahore, Faisalabad, Gujrat, Lodhran, Vehari, Okara, Pakpattan, Bahwalnagar, Bhakkar, Kasur, Nankana Sahib, and Chakwal. While in Sindh, polls will be held in eight districts: Khairpur, Sukkur, Ghotki, Larkana, Shikarpur, Qamber Shahdadkot, Jacobabad and Kashmore.
The candidates can file nomination papers with returning officers by September 11.
Scrutiny of nomination papers will be conducted on September 12-17, whereas the last date for filing of appeals for and against acceptance of nomination papers is September 22. The last date for deciding appeals by the tribunals has been fixed September 30.
The Election Commission has fixed October 1 as the last for withdrawal of candidature while the revised (final) list of candidates will be issued on October 2.