Winning candidates asked to submit election expenses by ECP

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ISLAMABAD: All winning candidates in the recent general elections have been asked to submit their election expenses to the Returning Officers (RO) by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) by August 4 for the issuance of official notification, a local media outlet reported.

“The ECP had invited the attention of returned candidates to the provision of 98 of the Election Act 2017 which inter alia provides that every returned candidate shall, within 10 days from the poll of an election, submit a return of the election expenses under section 134 and the commission shall not notify in the official gazette the result of a returned candidate who fails to submit his/her return of election expenses,” read the notification released on Monday.

All successful candidates must present their expenses within 10 days while unsuccessful candidates need to do so within 30 days after the elections. Constitutional requirements necessitate the formation of  government within 21 days after the elections.

Published in Pakistan Today