Pakistan to hold presidential elections on August 6

Jul 17, 2013, 00:38 IST | Agencies

The Election Commission of Pakistan announced on Tuesday that presidential elections would take place before Eid-ul-Fitr on August 6.

A proposed schedule of the presidential poll was sent to CEC Justice Fakhruddin G Ebrahim, who gave final approval, the election commission said.

According to the approved schedule, the nomination forms would be submitted on July 24.

The scrutiny of the forms would conclude on July 26 whereas the last day to withdraw candidacy would be July 29. The list of candidatures would also be issued on July 29.

Election for the position of president would take place on August 6 whereas the results would be announced the next day on August 7.

Earlier, on Monday presidential spokesperson Farhatullah Babar said that Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari would not resign before the end of his tenure nor would he contest for a second term of presidency.

The tenure of incumbent president Zardari officially ends on September 8.

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