ECP announces NA seat share for FATA, ICT, districts, agencies  | Pakistan Today

ECP announces NA seat share for FATA, ICT, districts, agencies 

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday notified the share of districts, agencies, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) in the National Assembly and provincial assembly seats in the light of provisional results of the population census 2017.

The ECP, in a notification, said that “in pursuance of section 19(1) and (4) of the Election Act, 2017, read with the rule 8 of the Election Rules, 2017, it had determined the share of results of population census which were officially published on January 3, 2018”.

It said that in accordance with the formula and as per 2017 population census, the share of Islamabad for NA seats would be as one seat each for a population of 667,193 out of total 2,001,579, with having a share of total three seats.

Similarly, one seat of the National Assembly has been allocated for each area/agency of FATA for a population of 416,380, with a total population of 4,996,556 of 13 agencies/ areas of FATA, it said.

The ECP said that in Punjab, with a total population of 110,017,465 in 36 districts, under the formula, one each seat of the National Assembly has been allocated on 780,266 populous of its every district while one each seat of the provincial assembly has been fixed on 370,429 district populous.

In Sindh, it said, with a total population of 47,893,244 in 29 districts, one each seat of the National Assembly has been allocated on 785,135 populous of each district of the province while one each seat of the provincial assembly was fixed on 368,410 district populous.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with a total population of 30,523,371 in 27 districts, one each seat of the National Assembly has been allocated on 782,651 populous of each district while one each seat of the provincial assembly was fixed on 308,317 district populous, it added.

The ECP said that in Balochistan province, with a total population of 12,344,739 in 34 districts, one each seat of the NA has been allocated on 771,546 populous of each district of Balochistan while one each seat of the provincial assembly was fixed on 242,054 of district populous.



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