Holding LG polls on time seems difficult as govt expresses inability to print ballot papers

Elections 2013Holding LG polls on time seems difficult as govt expresses inability to...

ISLAMABAD: In response to the request by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to the cabinet division to print 410 million for the upcoming local government elections, the federal government has expressed its inability to print such a huge number ballot papers of ballot papers within the stipulated time.

The ECP sources said that the election commission has directed the cabinet secretary to submit written reply in this regard.


On Wednesday, the ECP announced the poll schedule for Sindh and Punjab provinces. According to which, local bodies elections in Sindh would be held on November 27, while in Punjab local bodies elections would take place on December 7.

The nomination papers would be received on Nov 11 and 12. Objections against nomination papers could be filed on Nov 13 while scrutiny would take place from Nov 16 to 18.

The appeals against objections to nomination papers would be filed on Nov 19 and 20 and these would be disposed of by Nov 23. The date for withdrawing nomination papers would be Nov 24 and the final list of candidates would be notified on Nov 25.

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