Times of Middle East

ECP seeks knowledge on Senate election nominees from FBR, NAB and others

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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan desires the Ministry of Interior, Federal Board of Revenue, National Accountability Bureau and State Bank of Pakistan to confirm the information of candidates contesting the Senate polls.

ECP has requested all 4 our bodies to provide verifications.

NAB has to tell ECP if a candidate has ever been convicted or accused in any case, FBR has been requested about any tax evasion, whereas the SBP has been requested if the candidate or any member of the family has defaulted in any method within the final one yr.

The credentials of candidates will likely be scrutinised on-line due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ECP has already despatched letters to the heads of those organisations to plan a mechanism for a web-based scrutiny course of.

The Senate polls are scheduled for March 3. Earlier at this time, the ECP prolonged the date to file nomination papers until February 15.


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