BAJAUR: The Election Commission of Pakistan on Friday issued the schedule for the by-election on a provincial assembly seat – PK-22 – in Bajaur tribal district.

According to a notification, polling on PK-22 will be held on July 11.

The notification said nomination papers could be filed from May 27 to 29. June 6 has been fixed as the last day for scrutiny of nomination papers by the returning officer. June 10 will be the last date for filing of appeals against the decision of the returning officer regarding rejection or acceptance of the nomination papers.

June 13 was fixed for decision on appeals by the appellate tribunal.

Candidates can withdraw their candidature on June 21, and the revised list of candidates will be published on the same day. The notification said symbols to the contesting candidates would be allotted on June 22, while the polling would be conducted on July 11.

Meanwhile, in another notification, ECP nominated deputy commissioner Mohammad Anwarul Haq and additional assistant commissioner Shah Nawaz as the district returning officer and the returning officer, respectively, for the by-election.

Mubarak Zeb Khan had won both PK-22 and NA-8 seats in the April 21 by-election. However, he retained the NA seat and quit the PA slot.

Published in Dawn, May 25th, 2024

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