ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has announced schedule for the second phase of Local Government (LG) polls in Balochistan.
As many as 7,169 directly elected members of local bodies in Balochistan will elect 4,561 members on reserved seats on May 29,
Returning officers (RO) will issue notices inviting nomination papers on April 24.The nomination papers can be received from April 28 to 30.
The notice regarding the received nomination papers will be published on May 2 and objections against them will be received the following day.
Scrutiny of nomination papers will be carried out from May 4 to 6 following the publication of names of valid candidates.
Appeals against acceptance or rejection of nomination papers will be received for two days starting on May 7 and disposed of on May 9, 10 and 12.
May 13 has been fixed as the last date for withdrawal of candidature and the final list of contesting candidates with their election symbols will be published on May 14. Polling will take place on May 29 and results will be declared by the returning officer on June 2.
He said in the third phase of the polls, heads and deputy heads of local bodies would be elected.
The first phase of LG polls in Balochistan was held on Dec 7 last year and by-elections had taken place on Jan 19 this year.