ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has announced the schedule regarding the elections of Mayor and Deputy Mayor in Karachi.

Candidates can submit their nomination papers on May 23 and 24 whereas the papers will be scrutinised on May 25, 26 and appeals can be filed till May 28. Candidates can withdraw their papers till May 31 

The list of selected candidates shall be made available on June 1 and they shall also be provided with election symbols on the very same day. Polling shall take place on June 8 whereas the results of the elections for Mayor, Deputy Mayor will be announced on June 9.

As per the schedule announced, the candidates for the post of Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Chairmen and Vice Chairmen would have to file their nomination papers on May 23 and 24 and the ECP would perform the scrutiny on nomination papers on May 25 and 26.

The ECP would give its decision pn acceptance and rejection of the nomination papers on may 28 and the candidates would on the same day file their review petitions against ECP’s decisions.

The ECP would display a list of names of Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Chairmen and Vice Chairmen on June 1 which would be final and the candidates would also be allotted balloting signs the same day.

June 8, 2016 would be the day for the polling to elect the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Chairmen and Vice Chairmen for the local government system in the province.

It would be pertinent to mention that the LG polls in Sindh were held in three phases but the elections of the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Chairmen and Vice Chairmen has been pending after the issue was moved court.