ISLAMABAD: Final lists of candidates along with their symbols are being posted outside the offices of returning officers and district returning officers countrywide.
In Islamabad, twenty eight candidates are in the race for the NA-52 seat whilst for NA-54, the main contestants are Anjum Aqeel of PML (N), Asad Umar of PTI, Imran Ashraf of PPP and Mian Aslam of MMA.
PTI Chairman Imran Khan, Ayesha Gulalai and former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi are vying for the NA-53 seat among others.
ECP officials told our correspondent that the process of consolidation of data is currently underway and the completion of the process will take some time.
The final list of candidates will be published on the election commission’s website after the consolidation of entire data.
Polling will be held on 25th of the next month.
This time, the Election Commission has extended polling time. It will begin at eight in the morning and will continue till six in the evening without any break.
Meanwhile, Election Commission of Pakistan has decided to give additional one thousand rupees each to all such Presiding Officers who will assist in transferring the election results to ECP through Result Transmission System.
According to ECP, this step will encourage Presiding Officers serving on 85,000 Polling Stations across the country to use their own cell phones for Result Transmission System.
According to Section 13 (2) of the Election Act 2017, all Presiding Officers are required to immediately send picture of form 45 through RTS Application installed in their cell phones to Returning Officers/Election Commission of Pakistan. NNI