ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Thursday issued the schedule for the upcoming Senate elections, according to which, polling will be held on March 3 to elect new members of the Upper House of Parliament upon retirement of 52 senators on March 11.
Polling on the thirty seven vacant seats of Senate will be held tomorrow (Wednesday), which will start at the Parliament House Islamabad and the provincial assemblies of Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at 09:00 am and will continue till 5:00 pm without any break.
All the eleven candidates for Senate from Punjab have already been elected unopposed.
Two senators will be elected from the federal capital, eleven from Sindh and twelve each from Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
In the federal capital, Abdul Hafeez Sheikh of PTI and Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani of PPP are vying for the general seat whilst for the women seat, Fozia Arshad of PTI and Farzana Kausar of PML (N) are in the field.
Twenty five candidates are in the field for twelve seats of Senate from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, twenty six from Balochistan and seventeen from Sindh province.
The Election Commission of Pakistan has completed all the arrangements to ensure free, fair and transparent Senate elections.
It merits a mention here that fifty-two senators in the house of 104 are set to retire on 11th of this month on completion of their six-year term.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS