118 nomination papers submitted in cantonment boards’ election

KARACHI: As many as 118 candidates have submitted nomination papers in all the cantonment boards in Karachi as countrywide submission of nomination papers for local government elections in cantonment boards had started from Sunday and would continue till Tuesday (today), election commission office told.

Further process of the elections would be like this; authentication of the papers would be completed by April 4th, then appeals could be made on rejected papers until April 6th. The decision on appeals would appear on April 9th. The candidates would be allotted election signs on April 11th.

As many as 199 wards have been formed in 42 cantonments across the country. 44 wards have been made in eight cantonment boards in Sindh.

According to the code of conduct issued by election commission office, prime minister, chairman and deputy chairman of senate, speaker and deputy speaker of assemblies, federal ministers and other government officers could not participate in the election campaign and even are not allowed to visit any ward or cantonment board during the elections.

118 candidates have yet submitted nomination papers in six cantonment boards of Karachi: eight in Karachi Cantonment Board, 58 in Clifton Cantonment Board, 24 in Faisal Cantonment Board, 13 in Malir Cantonment Board, eight in Korangi and seven in Manora Cantonment Board.

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