Islamabad (HRNW): The Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) deadline for independent candidates who have been declared elected in the general election 2018 to join any political party as per the Election Act-2017 has expired. The ECP had asked the elected independent candidates in the national and provincial assemblies to join any political party till August 9. As per the Election Act 2017, independent candidates had to join any political party within three days of issuance of official notification of the successful candidates.
The notification regarding allotment of reserved seats to political parties will be issued on Saturday (tomorrow). The electoral body has notified the final results of the general election 2018, however, results of a few constituencies have been withheld by the election body due to pending disputes in courts.