ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan has shared the nominations papers filed by candidates for upcoming general elections with relevant departments for scrutiny purposes.

According to the spokesperson of ECP, data of more than 19500 candidates has been shared with the NAB, NADRA, FBR and the State Bank of Pakistan through an online system. Verification of about ten thousand nomination papers has so far been done with the help of online data scrutiny system. These nomination papers have now been forwarded to the returning officers.

As per the election schedule, the scrutiny process will conclude in one week. Appeals against rejection or acceptance of nomination papers can be filed by 22nd of this month.

The Appellate Tribunals will decide the appeals by 27th, after which the revised list of candidates will be published on 28th of this month.

Candidates can withdraw their nomination papers by 29th June and the electoral body will announce the final list of candidates on the same day. The electoral symbols will be issued to candidates on 30th June. Polling will be held on 25th of next month.