ECP notifies Aisha Bibi nomination on PA women reserved seat

PESHAWAR: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday issued schedule for two vacant women reserved seats in Khyber Pakthunkhwa (KP) Assembly on which candidates of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) and Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) will contest.

The ECP notification said in pursuance of Article 224 (6) of the Constitution, read with sub-section 4 of section 104 of the Elections Act, 2017 and all other powers, enabling it in that behalf, the ECP hereby notified the election schedule to fill two vacant reserved seats for women in the provincial assembly of KP due to exhaustion of the list of candidates for reserved seats for women earlier provided by the PTI and no submission of list of candidates by BAP.

ECP said that a public notice would be issued by the Returning Officer (RO) on August 21 and nomination papers can be submitted with returning officer from August 23-26, 2019. The names of nominated candidates would be published on August 27 and scrutiny of nomination papers by the ROs would be held on September 2.

September 6 is the last date of appeals against decisions of ROs regarding acceptance and rejection of the nomination papers and September 10 is the last date of deciding appeals by the appellate tribunal. The revised list of candidates would be published on September 11.

September 12 has been fixed for withdrawal and publication of the reserved list of candidates. The list of contesting candidates would be issued on September 13, 2019. The last date of filing of a list of priorities of both the parties is August 26, 2019. The women who are enlisted in priority list by the above political parties and registered as voters in electoral rolls of ex Fata are eligible to file nomination papers only.

The provincial election commissioner KP Peshawar would act as Returning Officer for the purpose, the notification said.