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ECP processes 20743 nomination papers PDF Print E-mail
ISLAMABAD, April 06 (APP): Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has so far completed processing of 20743 nomination papers through relevant departments out of total 24094 received by it from across the country for Election 2013. According to Election Commission, out of so far processed 20743 nomination papers by the relevant departments, 6487 nomination forms are from National Assembly candidates and 14256 nomination papers belong to the candidates for Provincial Assemblies seats in all the four provinces.
The break up shows that out of processed nomination papers for National Assembly, 1414 are from Sindh, 1299 from KPK, 382 from Balochistan, 121 from Islamabad, 158 from minorities and 3113 nomination papers are from Punjab province.
For the provincial assemblies, 2409 nomination papers have been processed for KPK provincial assembly seats, 3507 for Sindh provincial assembly seats, 1204 for Balochistan and 7136 nomination papers for Punjab provincial assembly seats.
The Commission had received total 24094 nomination papers from 425 Returning Officers across the country out of which 7364 nomination papers were received from candidates vying to contest polls on National Assembly seats.
For Provincial Assemblies, total 16730 nomination papers were received by Election Commission from the candidates aspiring to contest elections on seats of provincial assemblies at the four provincial assemblies.
For National Assembly seats, out of total 7364 nomination papers received by the Commission, 1727 were from Sindh, 1374 were from KPK, 430 nomination papers from Balochistan, 147 from Islamabad and 3524 nomination papers were received from Punjab by candidates who desire to contest election on National Assembly seats.
The Commission stated that it had also received 162 nomination papers against 10 seats reserved for minorities in National Assembly.
According to the break released by the Commission, out of total 16730 nomination papers received for seats of provincial assemblies, 2522 nomination papers were received from KPK provincial assembly, 4389 nomination papers from Sindh, 1449 nomination papers from Balochistan and 8730 nomination papers were received from Punjab by the candidates aspiring to contest election.
Meanwhile, the Commission has expressed confidence to completing the gigantic task of processing the nomination papers under the supervision of Chief Election Commissioner Justice r Fakharuddin G Ibrahim, members of ECP and Secretary ECP.
“It was really a gigantic task to get processed that number of nomination papers by the relevant departments,” the Commission stated.
It said, the nomination papers were received from 425 locations and were sent back after successful processing in a limited time. The IT wing of the ECP and other officers worked day and night to complete this task while it has also resulted in recovery of billions of rupees to the national kitty.
“In future, candidates will think for so many times before entering their particulars and misstating before the Commission.  This is not the end as this process is the actual foundation of Political Finance Wing in the ECP,” the Commission noted.
According to ECP, so far more than 4000 nomination papers have been uploaded to Commission’s website and the process of uploading will be made speedy from Sunday onwards.
 

     

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