Nomination papers’ submission for by-elections begins from today

ISLAMABAD: Nomination papers for candidates contesting the vacant provincial assemblies and National Assembly seats will be received from Tuesday, August 28 till August 30.

According to the schedule announced by Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), by-polls will be held on October 14 across the country for the seats left vacant due to resignations and postponement of the elections, the death of contesting/returned candidates.

An initial list of candidates will be published on August 31. Review of nomination papers filed with the ECP will be conducted till September 4.

The second list of candidates will be issued on September 14 after the review. Candidates will be allowed to withdraw their nominations until September 15.

The final list of candidates will be published on September 16, complete with their respective electoral symbols.

By-polls are set to take place on 26 provincial assemblies and 11 NA seats lying vacant.

Provincial assembly seats where by-elections will take place include Punjab Assembly seats PP-3, PP-27, PP-87, PP-103, PP-118, PP-164, PP-165, PP-201, PP-222, PP-261, PP-272, PP-292, and PP-296.

In Balochistan, by-elections will be held on PB-35 and PB-40 while in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by-elections will be held on PK-3, PK-7, PK-44, PK-53, PK-61, PK-64, PK-78, PK-97, and PK-99.

Sindh assembly seats PS-30 and PS-87 will hold by-elections.

Among the seats where by-elections are to take place are NA-35, NA-53, NA-60, NA-63, NA-65, NA-69, NA-103, NA-124, NA-131 and NA-243.