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Monday last day for submission of nomination papers for presidential poll

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has asked the contestants of presidential election to submit their nomination papers to presiding officers by Monday.

The candidates can file their nomination papers with presiding officers in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta up to 12 noon.

The chief election commissioner would conduct the scrutiny of nomination papers in Islamabad on Wednesday at 10:00 am.

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Polling for election to the president will be held on September 4 and members of the Senate, National Assembly and four provincial assemblies will cast their votes.

It may be mentioned that the PTI has nominated Arif Alvi as its candidate for the post of the President of Pakistan. The election will be held on September 4 and a joint session of parliament has been summoned in this regard.

PM Imran Khan on Saturday held a party meeting where they discussed a range of issues including the presidential elections. The party is confident that it has the numbers and will not face any hurdles in securing the win for its candidates.

Meanwhile, the opposition has not yet announced their candidate but a consensus was reached to field a joint candidate and an announcement is likely to be made tomorrow.

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