288 nomination papers submitted in Cantt Boards’ election

KARACHI: A total of 288 candidates have submitted nomination papers in the six cantonment boards of Karachi as countrywide date for submission of nomination papers for local government elections in cantonment boards has ended, election commission office told on Wednesday.

All the cantonment boards in Karachi have been divided into 32 wards. 35 candidates have submitted nomination papers in five wards of Karachi Cantonment Board, 114 candidates submitted the papers in 10 wards of Clifton Cantonment Board, 74 candidates submitted the papers in 10 wards of Faisal Cantonment Board, 37 candidates submitted the papers in three wards of Malir Cantonment Board, 20 candidates submitted the papers in two wards of Korangi Creek Cantonment Board and eight candidates submitted the papers in two wards of Manora Cantonment Board.

Only one candidate has submitted in ward no 2 of Korangi Creek Cantonment Board and if the candidate passes the scrutiny then he would be elected unopposed on the seat.

Further process of the elections would be like this; scrutiny 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.

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.

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