“The ECP could seek guidelines from Supreme Court of Pakistan, but it could not take specific directives from the apex court in the presence of election laws,” Senator Tahir Hussain Mashadi of MQM said.
The ECP maintains that the time allocated for the scrutiny of candidates’ nomination papers could be increased from 7 days to 14 days, without any constitutional amendment. The committee has also agreed to do so. Moreover, the ECP will collaborate with Nadra to setup a system whereby voter registration can be carried out at the time of issuance of CNIC.
The proposal for publication of a list of polling stations was also amended by the committee: “The ECP will ensure that the list will be
The ECP had proposed to increase the nomination fee to PKR 25,000 and PKR 50,000 for provincial and national assembly respectively; however, the committee has recommended keeping the charges minimal to PKR 4,000 and PKR 8,000.