| GEO Pakistan|
| Senate candidates can retire from contest a day before poll: EC|
| Updated at: 1554 PST, Monday, February 23, 2009|
ISLAMABAD: Candidates vying for Senate seats can retire from contest a day before the poll by notifying the Returning Officer by 12 Noon on the day immediately preceding the polling.
A contesting candidate may notice in writing signed by him and delivered to the Returning Officer by 12 Noon on the day immediately preceding the polling day, either in person or by an agent authorized by him in writing in this behalf, retire from the election.
Secretary Election Commission of Pakistan Kanwar Muhammad Dilshad said this in press release while drawing attention of the contesting candidates for Senate elections to the provisions of Rule 7A of the Senate (Election) Rules, 1975.