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ECP withholds security deposit of 120 NA candidates in Lahore

LAHORE: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has withheld the security deposit submitted by 120 candidates contesting from 14 National Assembly constituencies in Lahore. The contestants failed to procure one-fourth of the votes polled in their respective constituencies. Under Clause 61 of the Election Act 2017, contestants for National Assembly seats need to submit Rs. 30,000 while provincial assembly contestants have to submit Rs. 20,000 with the Returning Officer as a security deposit. Under the same clause, if a…