Officials at the Election Commission of Pakistan office in Karachi display and check electoral lists. — Dawn photo
Officials at the Election Commission of Pakistan office in Karachi display and check electoral lists. — Dawn photo

LAHORE: Punjab's provincial election commission on Friday issued the election schedule for the province's constituencies whose representatives were disqualified in the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling of Sept 20, DawnNews reported.

Chief Election Commission Fakhruddin G Ebrahim visited the office of the provincial election commission in Lahore.

It was announced on the occasion that nomination papers of candidates for the elections on constituencies whose representatives were recently disqualified over holding dual nationality could be filed on Oct 8 and Oct 9.

The candidates' papers would be scrutinised on Oct 10 and Oct 11 whereas the elections would be held on Oct 17.

The constituencies where elections would take place include NA-107 Gujrat-IV, NA-162 Sahiwal-III, PP-26 Jhelum-III, PP-122 Sialkot-II, PP-144 Lahore-VIII and PP-92 Gujranwala-II.

On Sept 20, the Supreme Court had disqualified 11 members of parliament and provincial assemblies for holding dual nationality.

The disqualified lawmakers would be facing legal proceedings by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) which may entail a punishment of up to seven years and also require them to reimburse all monetary benefits drawn by them up to the date they occupied public office.

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M. Asghar
October 5, 2012 12:29 pm
The work of the ECP against these crooks is going to be complicated, but it has to be done thoroughly for the good of the country.
October 5, 2012 11:26 pm
I believe there are a number of Foreign Nationals in Pakistan assemblies and even in Bureaucracy. Who is entrusted the task of identifying them? They should be punished by jail terms and have them reimburse all the salary and benefits they received while being an "illegal Member" of the assemblies.
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