ECP completes arrangements for 2018 by-elections | Pakistan Today

ECP completes arrangements for 2018 by-elections

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has completed all necessary arrangements for holding of bye-elections in 36 constituencies on October 14.

According to an ECP official, the elections will be held for 11 National Assembly seats and 25 seats from provincial assemblies included 12 seats for Punjab Assembly, nine for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and two each for Sindh and Balochistan.

He said that the ballot papers for all constituencies in both the National and Provincial assemblies have been printed.

He said that foolproof security arrangements have been planned with the deployment of security personnel at polling stations to ensure smooth polling process.

The official said that as many as 122 candidates have been contesting bye-election in 11 constituencies of National Assembly.

He said that 28 candidates have been contesting election from NA-131 Lahore-IX, 10 candidates from NA-124 Lahore-II, 12 candidates from NA-103 Faisalabad-III,  eight candidates from NA-35 Bannu, 22 candidates from NA-243 Karachi East-II, 11 candidates from NA-69 Gujrat-II, three candidates from NA-65 Chakwal-II, five candidates from NA-63 Rawalpindi-VII, nine candidates from NA-60 Rawalpindi-IV,  three candidates from NA-56 Attock-II and 11 candidates from NA-53 Islamabad-II.

He said that the commission has already issued amended voters’ lists to the districts concerned as the polling will be held on new electoral rolls.

He said that total registered voters in the country have reached the figure of 106,000,239 with 59,243,889 male (55.89 per cent) and 46,756,350 female (44.11 per cent) voters.

He said that out of the total registered voters, 60,697,418 were from Punjab, 22,394,212 voters from Sindh, 17,839,845 voters from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (including FATA), 4,302,304 voters from Balochistan and 766,460 voters from federal capital.

In Punjab, the male voters were 33,690,140 while female voters were 27,007,278. In Sindh the male voters were 12,438,375 while female voters were 9,955,837, he added.

Similarly, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the male voters were 10,220,103 while the female voters were 7,619,742.

In Balochistan, the male voters were 2,487,470 while the female voters were 1,814,834 while in the federal capital the male voters 407,801 and the female voters were 358,659.