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ECP scrutiny cell provides details of candidates to ROs

The scrutiny cell of Election Commission of Pakistan on Monday provided the entire details of candidates to returning officers.
The scrutiny has restarted as the Eid holidays of ROs came to an end today. They are required to complete the inspection process of the papers till tomorrow.
At least 11 percent of the candidates submitting nomination papers are defaulters. Among them 1500 are defaulters of Pakistan Telecommunication Limited (PTCL), 383 of bank and 310 are of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL).
The ROs have also been informed of the dual citizenship of 122 candidates. Moreover, 2300 candidates out of 21000 have been termed as ‘extremely dubious’.
The ROs will decide over the eligibility and non-eligibility of the candidates till tomorrow.
According to Election Commission, a total of 21,482 nomination papers have been filed across the country for national and provincial assemblies.
As many as 6063 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, appeals against rejection or acceptance of nomination papers can be filed by June 22.