Vacant Senate seat: ECP calls on elections to replace Rehman Malik

Members of provincial assembly of Sindh will nominate candidate from the province.


Our Correspondent July 13, 2012

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday called upon members of the provincial assembly of Sindh to nominate a new candidate for the Senate from the province.

The call comes to elect a nominee for the seat which was vacated by Rehman Malik, following his resignation earlier this week. It released a statement to invite nomination papers for the seat on July 17. Intending candidates will be able to submit their nomination papers on July 19 and July 20, the statement added.

A team that will be nominated by the ECP will scrutinise the candidates’ documents on July 24 and July 25, while July 26 will be the day candidates will be able to file appeals, if any, against the rejection of their nomination papers, under Section 13(5) of the Senate Election Act, 1975.

Finally, the polling will be held on August 8 at the Sindh Provincial Assembly Secretariat. The provincial election commissioner of Sindh will be the returning officer, while the regional election commissioner of Karachi Tanveer Zaki, Director of the office of the Provincial Election Commission (PEC) of Karachi, Muhammad Najeeb and Deputy Director of the office of the PEC of Karachi, Masood Ahmed Qureshi will be the polling officers.

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