Many candidates are present in the offices of returning officers to submit nominations papers.
The process of submitting nomination papers for local bodies elections began on Thursday and will continue till today (Sunday).
So far, 5,500 candidates have submitted their papers in six districts. MQM leader Fariiq Sattar, Faisal Sabzwari, Dr Sagheer Ahmeed, PPP’s Najmi Alam, Salman Abdullah along with members of JI, PTI, JUI-F are likely to submit their nomination papers today.
The final list of the candidates along with election symbols will be published on the 13th of next month. The polling will be held on the 18th of next month.
In Punjab, objections to the nomination papers for Local Government Elections can be filed till Sunday (tomorrow).
According to schedule‚ objections to the nomination papers can be filed tomorrow and scrutiny would take place from 30th of this month to 4th of next month.
Appeals against acceptance or rejection of nomination papers would be filed on 6th and 7th of next month and these will be disposed of from 8th to 11th of next month.
Nomination papers can be withdrawn by 12th and the list of contesting candidates with symbols would be published on the 13th of next month.
Polling for Local Government Elections in the province will be held on 30th of next month.
The Election Commission has already issued directions to ensure holding of elections fairly and to guard against corrupt practices.
All Executive authorities in the federation and provinces shall not use state resources in local government elections calculated to influence them in favour of a particular candidate.
Any official misusing his position would be proceeded against under the law. No postings and transfers of civil servants would be made after issuance of election schedule and the Prime Minister‚ Governor‚ Chief Minister‚ Speaker‚ Deputy Speaker‚ Members of Federal and Provincial Cabinets or any holder of public office will not visit the area of any local government to announce any development scheme or campaign for any candidate or any political party.
During this period no Deputy Commissioner or DCO would perform protocol duty with any VIP.