July 27 set for by-polls on ex-MNA Aamir Liaquat’s seat


Provincial Election Commissioner (Sindh) Ejaz Anwar Chauhan said that the polling for by-election on National Assembly seat NA-245 (Karachi East) will be held on July 27 (Wednesday). The seat was left vacant on June 9 as famous televangelist and former MNA Aamir Liaquat Hussain passed away here in Karachi.  For that matter, Joint Provincial Election Commissioner (Elections) Sindh Ali Asghar Sial has been appointed as District Returning Officer and Regional Election Commissioner, Karachi; Syed Nadeem Haider was appointed as Returning Officer for the upcoming by-election, according to the spokesperson of Provincial Election Commissioner (Sindh).

According to the election schedule, a public notice will be issued by the returning officer on June 20. Nomination papers can be received and submitted from June 22 to 24. The names of the candidates who would submit nomination papers will be issued on June 25.Meanwhile, nomination papers will be examined by June 27.

Moreover, the deadline to file appeal against the decision of the Returning Officer is June 30, while the last date for appeals on the decisions in the Applet Tribunal is July 4. A revised list of candidates will be issued on July 5, in light of the Tribunal’s decisions.  The last date for withdrawal of names by candidates is July 6, while the candidates will be allotted election symbols on July 7.

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