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ECP resumes scrutiny of nomination papers after Eid leaves

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) resumed scrutiny of the nomination papers of election candidates on Monday after Eid leaves, the process will complete on Tuesday. The returning officer of NA-242 Karachi, rejected the nomination papers of the former opposition leader in Sindh Assembly Khawaja Izharul Hassan, as the nominations were filed for the National Assembly constituency of NA-243. "You have submitted the nomination papers at wrong place and we mistakenly received. Now the matter will be resolved…

ECP to conclude scrutiny of nomination papers on June 19

ISLAMABAD: The process of scrutiny of nomination papers filed by candidates for upcoming general elections will end on June 19, said the Election Commission of Pakistan. According to the ECP, a total of 21,482 nomination papers have been filed across the country for general elections. Six thousand sixty three candidates are contesting for 342 seats of the National Assembly while 15419 nomination papers have been filed for the provincial assemblies' seats. As per the election schedule, the scrutiny process will…

Scrutiny of nomination papers filed for elections underway

ISLAMABAD: After the deadline for the submission of nomination forms passed, the process of scrutiny of candidates for forthcoming general elections is currently underway. According to the spokesperson of Elections Commission of Pakistan (ECP), data of more than 19,500 candidates has been shared with several institutions including National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), NADRA, and the State Bank of Pakistan through an online system. Verification of about ten thousand nomination papers has…

ECP extends deadline for nomination papers scrutiny until June 19

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday slightly revised the schedule for the upcoming general elections by extending the deadline for scrutiny of nominations from June 14 to 19.  According to the commission, appeals challenging acceptance or rejection of nomination papers by returning officers can be filed from June 22, which will be disposed until June 27 with the final list of election candidates to be published on June 30. The electoral body, however, clarified that the date for the 2018…

Philippines, Malaysia put Uber-Grab deal under anti-competition scrutiny

MANILA/KUALA LUMPUR: Philippines and Malaysia said on Monday they will look into whether Uber Technologies’ move to sell its Southeast Asian business to ride-hailing rival Grab hinders competition, days after Singapore began a probe into the deal on similar concerns. The expanded scrutiny of the deal in Southeast Asia could pose a major hurdle to the US firm’s attempt to improve profitability by exiting its loss-making regional operation. It also comes as Grab is set to face tougher competition from Indonesian rival…

Australian Open under match-fixing scrutiny

MELBOURNE: More players revealed match-fixing approaches on Tuesday as the Australian Open Grand Slam tournament came under close scrutiny following claims that corruption in tennis was widespread.