ECP postpones Senate Elections to March 5th



The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday announced that the elections to fill Senate seats would be held on March 5th  instead of March 3th, 2015.

PTI is likely to get representation in the upper house  and bag four to five seats from Khyber Pukhtunkhwa (KP), and Jamaat-i-Islami will get representation after a gap of around six years.

The ECP on Thursday also rejected Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s request seeking disqualification of National Assembly speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq. They stated this decision will be taken by the election tribunal.

The candidates’ legal requirements for running in the senate elections will be surveyed according to Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution which state the necessary qualifications for induction in the Parliament.