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Parliament Session Summoned On Sept 4 For Presidential Election

Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has summoned session of members of parliament on 4th of next month in Islamabad, for election of new President of Pakistan.

The meeting will be held at parliament house at 10 AM.

Meanwhile, Election Commission of Pakistan has asked the contestants of presidential election to submit their nomination papers to presiding officers by Monday.

The candidates can file their nomination papers with presiding officers in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta up to 12 noon.

The scrutiny of the papers will be carried out on Wednesday next whilst the candidates can withdraw their nomination papers until Thursday next after which the final list will be made public on the same day.

The President is elected by an electoral college comprising members of the Senate, National Assembly and four provincial assemblies. Voting is held through a secret ballot.