ECP not to issue nomination papers after LHC ruling

Lahore High Court verdict says insufficient information sought in candidacy papers


News Desk June 01, 2018

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will not issue the nomination papers from Saturday, contrary to its previous announcement, because of a Lahore High Court (LHC) ruling which recommends certain changes in the papers.

The LHC on Friday said that the information sought from the intending candidates in the nomination papers was insufficient. The court asked the ECP to improve the questionnaire about the assets of the candidates.

'ECP warns against use of abusive language against opponents during electioneering'

The ECP held a meeting and decided not to issue the nomination papers on Saturday. The ECP would hold another meeting on Saturday to discuss the changes recommended by the LHC.

On Thursday, the commission had issued a draft of the code of conduct for the forthcoming general elections in which they cautioned against the use of abusive language against opponents during campaigning as it would be considered a corrupt practice.

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