Ex-interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan launches election campaign

Ex-interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan launches election campaign

ISLAMABAD: Former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan launched his election campaign on Saturday as an independent candidate.

Addressing the public gathering in Rawalpindi, Khan said: “I can criticise the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder, but I will not rebuke. The PTI founder has been my friend for the last 50 years. Even I had connected with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) for many tears.”

He stated, “I will clinch a historical victory on one provincial and two national assembly seats on February 8. I will become part of the process of saving the country.”

Khan urged his supporters to show political vigilance. “All the supporters should remain active till the end of the voting process. I will myself observe the results of the elections.”

– Deadline to file nominations extended; ECP revises election schedule –

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had extended the deadline for the submission of nomination papers by two days.

While extending the deadline, the ECP has released a revised election schedule, according to which nomination papers can now be submitted till December 24.

The preliminary list of candidates will now be released on the same day, December 24, as per the revised election schedule. The scrutiny of the nomination papers will now be held from December 25 to 30.

Moreover, appeals against the decisions of the returning officers regarding the scrutiny can be filed by January 3, while the election appellate tribunals will have to pronounce their decisions on the appeals by January 10.