ECP Announces By-election Schedule of NA-154 For Feb 12

The Election Commission of Pakistan has announced the schedule for the by-election in NA-154 constituency, which was left vacant after the disqualification of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen as the polling will be held on February 12.
According to ECP the Candidates will be able to file nomination papers from December 26-28, while the list of candidates will be published on January 16, 2018, after the completion of scrutiny of nomination papers on January 5.Moreover, the election symbols to the finalised candidates shall be allotted on January 18, read the notification issued today.
The seat of NA-154 constituency in Lodhran fell vacant after the apex court disqualified PTI leader Jahangir Tareen for “non-declaration of his property/asset i.e. ‘Hyde House’ in his nomination papers, and in making an untrue statement” in the court, on a petition filed by PML-N’s Hanif Abbasi.
The SC, however, rejected the petition seeking disqualification of PTI chief Imran Khan in the same case.
Tareen later stepped down as the secretary general of the party, after saying that the court had disqualified him on a “mere interpretation of the trust deed”.