Islamabad (August 12, 2018): Today is the last date for newly elected members of the National and provincial assemblies to retain one seat of their choice and relinquish others if they have won more than one seats.
According to Election Commission, such members will have to quit additional seats before taking oath.
They are required to apprise the Chief Election Commissioner or provincial election commissioners about their decision.Earlier on Saturday, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announced the distribution of seats reserved for women and minorities, that showed that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) appeared as the largest party in the national assembly with 158.
According to the ECP, 9 out of 13 independent winning candidates joined the PTI, swelling the total number of PTI’s general seats to 125. Following the formula laid down in the Constitution, the PTI has now been allotted as many as 28 reserved women and five minority seats in the national assembly, taking its total seats to 158.According to the official party standings issued by the ECP, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz is at the second position with 64 general seats. The party will get two minority seats and 16 women seats, taking its final tally to 82 seats in the 342 member house
The Pakistan Peoples Party was a distant third with 42 general seats. According to the ECP, the PPP now has a total of 53 seats after being allotted two seats reserved for minorities and nine reserved for women.
Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal will have fifteen members in the house with 12 general seats, two women and a minority member. Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid, Grand Democratic Alliance, Balochistan National Party and Balochistan Awami Party would receive one seat each from women reserved seats.
Balochistan Awami Party five seats including one from women seats, Balochistan National Party four seats.