Islamabad(July 03, 2018): Election Commission of Pakistan has issued final list of the candidates. According to the data issued by ECP, as many as 12,570 candidates will be contesting for a total 849 seats of national and provincial assemblies in the general election scheduled for July 25.
3,675 candidates are contesting for 272 general seats of the National Assembly, while 8,895 candidates are in the contest for 577 general seats of the four provincial assemblies, says data of ECP.
The ECP data shows 1,696 candidates will contest from Punjab, 872 from Sindh, 760 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 303 from Balochistan for the 272 general seats of the National Assembly.Of the 3,675 candidates in the run for NA seats, 44 are non-Muslims and 172 are women.
Meanwhile, 4,242 candidates, of which 174 are women and 32 are non-Muslims, will fight for 297 general seats of the Punjab Assembly.
For the 130 general seats of the Sindh Assembly, 2,382 candidates, including 91 women and 39 non-Muslims, are taking part in the poll contest.ECP data further revealed that 1,264 will compete for 99 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly seats. The number includes 79 women and 20 non-Muslims.
Moreover, 1,007 candidates, including 42 women and 22 non-Muslims, are vying for the 51 general seats of the Balochistan Assembly.
ECP Constitutes Teams To Monitor Election Campaign:
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday constituted teams to monitor political parties’ campaign for coming general elections.
According to the Commission, the teams have been empowered to take action in case of any violation of its code of conduct for the polls. With the general elections around the corner, political parties’ campaign to woo voters is gathering momentum.Election candidates are visiting their respective constituencies, addressing corner meetings and rallies to canvass people to vote for them.
The process of printing ballot papers for the polls began on Sunday as per the schedule. More than 210 million ballot papers will be printed for the polls at a cost of Rs two billion. All arrangements have been finalized in this regard, according to the sources.
The printing work will be completed under the supervision of the army in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. The final lists of candidates have been displayed outside the offices of the returning officers and district returning officers across the country.
ECP Sets Up Over 85 Thousand Polling Stations:
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has established 85307 polling station across the country for the forthcoming polls.
According to the Election Commission, the number of the polling stations set up for the election 2018 are 15000 more than to the previous election 2013.
ECP has set up 47813 polling station in Punjab, 17813 in Sindh, 12634 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 4420 in Balochistan, 1986 in FATA, FR, and 797 in Islamabad.Out of 85307 polling stations, 23424 male, 21707 female and 40133 joint, male and female, polling stations have been established.
ECP said that every polling station has been set with the distance of a kilometre.