Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday stated that over 12000 nomination papers were filed by candidates with electoral body as deadline expired Monday.

As per details garnered, ECP has forwarded data of all candidates to departments concerned including Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and State Bank of Pakistan (SBP).

Meanwhile, ECP is scrutinizing the data submitted by candidates through online scrutiny system whereas the process of scrutiny will be summed up by June-19.

Following completion of scrutiny process, candidates can file appeal against the objections raised on nomination papers by June-22. Electoral body will dispose of appeals by June-27 whereas a revised list of candidates will be issued by June-29.

Generally elections will be held on July-25.