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ECP gives nod to 131 candidates contesting in twin cities’ constituencies

As the meticulous examination of nomination papers progresses, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in Islamabad and Rawalpindi has granted approval to the candidacies of numerous individuals set to participate in the forthcoming elections.

In the capital city, Islamabad, the nomination papers of twenty-four candidates vying for seats in three National Assembly constituencies have successfully passed scrutiny. Meanwhile, in Rawalpindi, a substantial number of candidates, totaling 107, have cleared the scrutiny test for three national and nine provincial constituencies.

Several prominent figures whose nomination papers were accepted in Rawalpindi include Fayyaz-ul-Hasan Chauhan from the Istehkam-e-Pakistan Party (IPP), Daniyal Chaudhry representing the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Qamarul Islam, Nasir Butt, Mian Aslam from Jamaat-e-Islami, and independent candidate Chaudhry Nisar. Additionally, Sheikh Rashid Shafiq of the Awami Muslim League also saw approval for his nomination papers.

Notably, in Rawalpindi’s NA-35, NA-55, and NA-56 constituencies, the papers of 30 candidates aiming for the National Assembly seats were cleared. Simultaneously, in the provincial constituencies from PP-10 to PP-17, a total of 90 candidates received validation for their nomination papers.

As the scrutiny process unfolds, candidates from diverse political affiliations and backgrounds secure approval, setting the stage for a competitive electoral race in these constituencies. The validation of these nominations marks a crucial step forward in the preparation for the upcoming elections, bringing a diverse array of candidates into contention for parliamentary seats.

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