Islamabad (February 10, 2018): Today is the last date for filing of nomination papers for federal capital’s two Senate seats.
The scrutiny of the papers will be completed by Tuesday.
Those vying for FATA seats can file their nomination papers by Monday. Scrutiny of their papers will be completed by Thursday.
The Election Commission has already completed the process of receiving nomination papers from the four provinces.
Polling for the Senate elections will be held on the third of next month at the four provincial assemblies and the parliament house in Islamabad.
Earlier on Friday, the Election Commission of Pakistan sent voters lists of members provincial assemblies to concern Returning Officers for senate election, which will be held on March 3.According to ECP spokesperson the membership of nine MPAs have been suspended and can’t take part in voting process.
“However if they submit their financial details before voting they will eligible for voting,” ECP said.
Out of nine seven members related from Sindh Assembly are Ismail Raho, Makhdoom Khalilur Rehman, Miss Sania, Muhammad Kamran, Rukhsana Perven, Balqees Mukhtar and Erum Azeem while two from Punjab Assembly- Jamal Leghari and Abdul Majeed.Nomination Papers’ Deadline Ends
The first phase of submission of nomination papers of senate election has been completed as entire nation keeping eyes on Senate polls that could be provided ruling party an edge for the next general election.
A total of 52 Senators in the house of 104 are set to retire following the completion of their six-year term.
According to the documents of the ECP, a total of 34 nomination forms were submitted from Punjab, of which 21 forms were submitted for general seats, five for reserved seats for women, five for technocrat seats, and three for reserved seats for minorities.Besides, a total of 47 nomination forms were submitted from Sindh, out of which 23 were submitted for general seats, 11 for reserved seats for technocrats, nine for women and four for reserved seats for minorities.
In Balochistan, a total of 28 nomination forms were submitted. Out of the total, 15 forms were submitted against general seats, seven for reserved seats for technocrats, and six for women-specific seats.
In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a total of 34 nomination forms were submitted for the March 3 Senate elections. Of the total, 20 forms were submitted against general seats, six for reserved seats for technocrats and eight for reserved seats for women.