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The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has extended the deadline for the submission of nomination papers by two days. The decision came after various political parties, including the PML-N, PPP, BAP, and JUI-F, appealed for an extension. The revised schedule is as follows:

  • Nomination papers submission: Now open till December 24
  • Preliminary list of candidates: December 24
  • Scrutiny of nomination papers: December 25 to 30
  • Appeals against scrutiny decisions: January 3
  • Election appellate tribunals’ decisions: January 10
  • Revised list of candidates: January 11
  • Last date for withdrawal of nomination papers: January 12
  • Final list of candidates: January 12
  • Election symbols allotment: January 13
  • Polling day: February 8

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The extension provides candidates with additional time to submit their nomination papers for the upcoming general elections. The preliminary list of candidates will be published on December 24, marking the beginning of the scrutiny process.

In Lahore, a significant number of individuals have already filed their candidatures, competing for seats in the National Assembly and provincial assembly. The city is expected to witness a competitive electoral battle, with both political veterans and newcomers vying for the support of Lahore’s electorate. The revised schedule aims to ensure a smooth and organized electoral process leading up to the polling day on February 8.