ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The presidential election will take place in Pakistan on September 4, 2018, as per the schedule issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday.
According to the schedule issued by the ECP, nomination papers can be filed to the presiding officers in Islamabad and the four provinces in the Election Commission on August 27.
The scrutiny of the nomination papers will be conducted on August 29 while candidature can be withdrawn by 1200 hours on August 30.
The list of validated candidates will be published the same day at 1:00 pm.
The voting for the election will be held in the National Assembly and the four provincial assemblies from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on September 4.
Under the Constitution, the presidential election was scheduled to be held between July 8 and August 8, 2018. However, due to absence of assemblies, the presidential election will now be held on September 4.
The tenure of the incumbent President Mamnoon Hussain – who assumed the Office of the President on September 9, 2013 – will be completed on September 8.