The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) issued the schedule for general elections 2013 on Friday, Express News reported.
According to the schedule, the returning officer will issue a public notice by March 23 and candidates can file nomination papers with the returning officer from March 24-29.
The ECP directed officers of the Election Commission and the returning officers to keep offices open on March 23 and 24.
Scrutiny of the candidates will be done from March 30 to April 5.
From April 6 to 9, the candidates and their opponents can file appeals, which will be reviewed by the tribunals until April 16.
Any candidate can be disqualified from contesting the elections until April 17 and final list of candidates, who will be contesting the elections, will be issued on March 18. Following that, the ECP has allotted 22 days to the election candidates for the election campaign and general elections 2013 will be held on May 11.