All political parties submit list of nominees for reserved seats


ISLAMABAD: The political parties on Monday submitted their priority lists of candidates for reserved seats for minorities and women to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

For reserved seats for minorities, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and newly reconstituted Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA) submitted ten names each for a total of 10 seats which are allotted to each party in the National Assembly according to their relative strength.

The PPP submitted nine names while the PML-N submitted seven. The Pervez Musharraf-led All Pakistan Muslim League, Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP), Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) Awami National Party (ANP), and Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) also submitted their lists.

For reserved seats for women, the parties submitted their lists of 60 nominees in the NA and provincial assemblies ahead of the deadline, according to the revised schedule, which ended on July 11.

The ECP said in its press release, “Today [July 11] is the last date to submit the list of nominees on reserved seats.”

The commission also stated that the deadline to submit nomination papers had expired according to the revised election schedule.