LAHORE – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Sunday completed security of the nomination papers of the candidates for national and provincial assembly seats.

The provincial chapter of the commission approved the nomination papers of prominent leaders of different political parties on 13 NA and 25 PP constituencies of the Punjab capital after rejecting objections against them. It approved nomination papers of PML-N chief Mian Nawaz Sharif, former Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif, PTI chief Imran Khan, Hamza Shahbaz, Samina Khalid Ghurki, Abdul Aleem Khan, Bushra Aitzaz, Khawaja Saad Rafiq, Qari Zawar Bahadur, Abrarul Haq, Liaquat Baloch, Ameerul Azeem, Fareed Paracha, Humayun Akhtar, Ayesha Ahad and others.

The returning officer, however, rejected the nomination papers of PPP leader Syed Asif Hashmi for NA-118 and PP-138 for being a government employee.  The lists, displayed outside the offices of ROs, are not final as the appeals could be filed against the candidates.