By-elections to be held on October 14

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday announced that the by-elections to be held on National Assembly (NA) and provincial assemblies seats will be held on October 14.

Returning officers (ROs) of the constituencies concerned will publish public notices pertaining to the matter, according to the schedule issued by the commission.

Moreover, nomination papers for the by-elections can be submitted from August 28 to August 30.

The initial list of candidates will be published on August 31.

Furthermore, the electoral body will complete review of the nomination papers by September 4.

Following the review, another list of candidates will be published on September 14 and candidates will be allowed to withdraw their candidatures by September 15.

The final list of candidates will be issued by the ECP on September 16.

Moreover, the final list will also include the candidates’ respective electoral symbols for the by-elections.

The by-elections are set to take place on 30 seats, out of which 11 are NA seats and 19 are provincial assemblies seats.

The NA constituencies include NA-35, NA-53, NA-60, NA-63, NA-65, NA-69, NA-103, NA-124, NA-131 and NA-243.

Earlier on Thursday, the ECP had announced that the election for the office of president will take place on September 4.