Islamabad (August 28, 2018): Candidates willing to contest by-polls are receiving nomination papers on Tuesday.
By-elections will be held countrywide on October 14, according to the schedule announced by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
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According to the electoral body, nomination papers for by-elections can be submitted from August 28 to 30. An initial list of the candidates will be published on August 31.
Review of the nomination papers filed with the ECP will be conducted until September 4.Another list of candidates will be published on September 14 following the review. Candidates will be able to withdraw their nominations till September 15.
The final list of the candidates will be released on September 16, complete with their respective electoral symbols.
By-elections are set to take place on 11 NA and 26 provincial assembly seats lying vacant.
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.Provincial assemblies 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.
While Sindh assembly seats PS-30 and PS-87 will hold by-elections.
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.