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ISLAMABAD: The Chief Election Commissioner Mr N.A. Faruqui announced here today [June 11] the following revised programme for the next general elections in the country. Appointment of enumerators — Oct 31, 1968; enumeration of electoral rolls — Nov 1, 1968; draft publication of rolls — Dec 16, 1968; disposal of objections — March 5, 1969; disposal of appeals — April 5, 1969; final publication of rolls — May 20, 1969; first notification for elections — July 15, 1969; nominations — July 31, 1969; scrutiny — Aug 1, 1969; filing of appeals — Aug 5, 1969; disposal of appeals — Aug 11, 1969; withdrawals — Aug 12, 1969; polls — Sept 21, 1969; publication of results before gazette — Oct 20, 1969.

He told a Press conference that the original schedule of elections had been revised in a two-day high-level meeting of the Election Commission officials last week to avoid clash with other important occasions like Assembly sessions, Id celebrations and Muharram. This, he said, was done to provide the people all possible opportunities and convenience to take part in the elections. However, he said, the electoral college whose strength had been enhanced from the existing 80,000 members to 1,20,000 by a constitutional amendment in the last session of the National Assembly, would be reconstituted by Oct 20, 1969, one month [before] the expiry of term of the present Electoral College as required by law. — Agency

Published in Dawn, June 12th, 2018