Election 2024 Electoral Schedule Released, Polling to Take Place on February 8th
The Election Commission of Pakistan has issued the electoral schedule in compliance with the directives of the Supreme Court, setting the stage for general elections to be held across the country on February 8.
Islamabad: Following the Supreme Court’s decision, a meeting was convened under the chairmanship of the Chief Election Commissioner at the Election Commission of Pakistan, where members were briefed on the current situation after the judicial verdict.
Subsequently, the members approved the electoral schedule for 2024, which was later released by the Election Commission.
According to the schedule, candidates will submit their nomination papers from December 20 to 22, after which the list of candidates will be published on December 23. Nomination papers’ scrutiny for candidates will take place from December 24 to 30.
According to the schedule released by the Election Commission, the final list of candidates will be announced on January 12, 2024.
On January 13, electoral symbols will be assigned to the candidates. Appeals against the acceptance or rejection of nomination papers will be heard until January 3, and the appellate tribunals will decide on appeals until January 10.
As per the schedule, the general elections are scheduled for February 8, 2024, on Wednesday.
It is noted that this schedule will also apply to the provincial assemblies of all four provinces along with specific seats.
On the other hand, after the Supreme Court’s decision, the Election Commission of Pakistan has also released the training schedule for returning officers.
According to this schedule, the training for returning officers will be held on December 17 and 18, 2023, while district returning officers’ training is scheduled for December 19, 2023.