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Polling for presidential elections to be held on Sep 4: ECP

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday announced the schedule for the election of new president of Pakistan.

The polling for the presidential election will take place on September 4.

The nomination papers of presidential candidates will have to be submitted by August 27. While the scrutiny of nomination papers will be completed by August 29.

On August 30, a finalized list of all presidential candidates will be issued.

The indirect election to the office of the president under Article 41 (4) of the Constitution are to be held not earlier than 60 days and not later than 30 days before the expiration of the term of the president in office.

The tenure of incumbent President Mamnoon Hussain expires on September 9. He is unlikely to receive another stint as the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is next to form the federal government.

It is pertinent to note here that Imran Khan-led PTI emerged as the largest party in federation, KP and now in Punjab as a result of July 25 general elections.

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