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ECP issues schedule for first phase of Sindh local govt elections

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday announced the schedule for the first phase of the local government elections in Sindh.

The first crucial phase of the LG polls will be covering a total of 14 districts, including Sukkur, Larkana and Mirpurkhas.

The elections to delegate powers to the local representative will take place on June 26 from 8am to 5pm, while the results will be released on June 30.

As per the schedule, a public notice for the nomination papers will be issued on April 28. The candidates will file the nomination papers with the returning officers (ROs) between May 10-13.

The names of the nominated candidates will be issued on May 14, while the scrutiny of the nomination papers will be carried out from May 16-18.

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Appeals, if any, against the decision of the ROs will be filed from May 19-21, while decisions on these appeals will be made between May 23-25.

On May 26, a revised list of candidates will be issued, whereas the last date for withdrawal and publication of revised candidates has been set as May 27.

The contesting candidates will be allotted the symbols on May 28. The polling will be held on June 26 while the consolidation of results will take place on June 30.

Meanwhile, to ensure transparent polls, the electoral body has restrained executive authorities from announcing development projects or using any of the state’s resources to influence the results.

It also warned government officials of misusing their position for favourable results of action as per the law.

The election organising body has also barred transfers and postings in the designated areas without prior approval of the commission.

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