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ECP decides to publish candidates’ nomination papers on website

ISLAMABAD: With an aim to allow voters to make an informed decision while exercising their right to franchise, the Election Commission of Pakistan has decided to make public nomination papers and affidavits submitted by candidates aspiring to run in the July 25 elections.  According to details, the Commission will put nomination papers and other credentials of all election candidates on its website for public scrutiny. Sources privy to this development said the ECP has issued directives for scanning of the papers and…

Submission of affidavits mandatory with nomination papers, rules SC

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday ruled that election candidates intending to contest the upcoming general elections will have to submit affidavits along with their nomination papers. A five-member larger bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, declared that it is mandatory for electoral candidates to submit affidavits along with nomination papers. The bench was hearing a case pertaining to nomination papers in Islamabad today. It further directed the Election Commission of…