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Successful candidates submit election expense details to ECP

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has received details of election expenses of successful candidates in the national and provincial assemblies.

According to the ECP, it has received details of 269 National Assembly candidates, 295 Punjab Assembly candidates, 129 from Sindh Assembly, 97 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 49 from Balochistan.

The details will also be published on the election body’s website. The ECP after receiving the details has started working on issuing a notification declaring successful candidates, except in those constituencies which have been challenged in courts.

All successful candidates were bound to submit their expenditure detail within 10 days of polling while non-successful candidates were required to submit expenditure detail within 30 days.

Independent candidates are either required to join any political party in the Parliament or retain their independent status within three days from the issuance of notification.

It is the constitutional obligation that the session of new assembly should be convened within 21 days after elections so that the election of new prime minister, speaker and deputy speaker might be carried out.

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