ECP issues much-awaited election schedule after SC order


Election commission resumes training of ROs and DROs; elections all set to take place on Feb 8

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Friday night issued the much-awaited schedule for the general polls, set to take place on February 8, 2024, following the Supreme Court’s order.

The polling process begins four days from today i.e., December 19, when the returning officer (RO) will issue a public notice, while the ECP also resumed the training for the ROs and district returning officer (DROs).

The election programme also applies to the reserved seats for women and non-Muslims in the national and four provincial assemblies of Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Balochistan.

S. NoEventDate
1Public Notice to be issued by the returning officerDec 19, 2023
2Dates for filing of nomination papers with the returning officer by the candidatesDec 20-22, 2023
3Publication of names of the nominated candidatesDec 23, 2023
4Last date for scrutiny of nomination papers by the returning officerDec 24-30, 2023
5Last date for filing of appeals against decisions of the returning officer rejecting/accepting the nomination papersJan 3, 2024
6Last date for deciding appeals by the Appellate TribunalJan 10, 2024
7Publication of revised list of candidatesJan 11, 2024
8Last date for withdrawal of candidature and publication of revised list of candidatesJan 12, 2024
9Allotment of election symbol to contesting candidatesJan 13, 2024
10Polling dayFeb 8, 2024