QUETTA: Schedule for by-elections on Balochistan Assembly’s PB 35 Mastung and PB 40 Khuzdar was announced by Election Commission Pakistan (ECP) on Sunday.
According to a handout issued by ECP, the nomination papers would be accepted from 28 to 30th August and the list of nominated candidates would be issued on 31st August.
The nomination papers would be processed and scrutinized on 4th September, appeals on the objections would be accepted on 8th September and verdict on the appeals would be given on 13th September. The final list of the candidates would be issued on 14th September whereas the candidates could withdraw in each other’s favour on 15th September.
The electoral signs would be allotted to the candidates on 16th September and polling for both the constituencies would take place on 14th October.
The elections on PB-35 were delayed following the martyrdom of contesting candidate Mir Siraj Raisani whereas BP-40 fell vacant after Akhter Mengal opted to join National Assembly.