No corruption: ECP to ask Senate contestants for additional affidavit

Islamabad: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will ask senate candidates to fill out affidavits to assure the body that they will not take bribe over party tickets.

 

The statement will also make candidates accountable to inform the ECP if anyone approaches them for horse-trading.

According to details, the candidates will have to submit a written assurance, mentioning that they will not get involved in any corrupt practice violating the Constitution or law.

Further, the contestants would avoid taking or giving bribe during the Senate elections.

Meanwhile, Election Commission has already started inspection of the nomination papers of candidates for the upcoming Senate elections to be held on March 3.

According to ECP, a total 170 candidates had filed their nomination papers for the elections on 48 seats in the Upper House of the Parliament. Out of which 29 candidates are from Punjab, 39 from Sindh, 51 from KP, 41 from Balochistan and 10 from the Islamabad had submitted their nomination papers.

As per the plan, the candidates can file appeals against acceptance or rejection of nomination papers on February 20 and the last date for disposing of these appeals is February 23.

The revised list of candidates will be published on February 24. The candidates can draw their nomination papers on February 25.

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