ECP releases final lists of candidates for Senate polls
Islamabad (Web Desk): Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday released the final list of candidates from four provinces of the nationwide for the Senate elections scheduled for March 03.
Twenty-seven candidates are contesting from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 33 from Sindh, 20 from Punjab, and 25 from Balochistan. Candidates aspiring to contest elections from Islamabad and FATA can withdraw their nomination papers by tomorrow (Wednesday).
The number of outgoing senators is 52. Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) currently holds the Senate majority and has 18 outgoing senators. The party has nominated 17 for the upcoming elections.
While Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has nine outgoing senators and 21 candidates in the elections the highest number of nominees by any party.
According to the list of candidates vying for election from Punjab province, there are 20 candidates for 12 seats of Senate from the province.
Three are 10 candidates on 7 general seats in Punjab province while 3 candidates are vying for two women seats. Five candidates are vying for two technocrat seats along with two candidates for one minority seat.