Election to fill vacant Senate seats on April 2

Polling would be held in National Assembly and all four provincial assemblies from 9am to 4pm.

ISLAMABAD: Senate elections are scheduled  to be held on 48 vacant seats on April 2 for which arrangements have been put in place by the Election Commission of Pakistan.

According to a schedule released by the ECP, polling would be held in the National Assembly and all four provincial assemblies from 9am to 4pm.
Ballot papers have been printed and papers will be used for general seats, green for technocrat seats, pink for women and yellow for minority seats.

According to the ECP, the members of the assemblies will elect senators on 29 general seats, eight seats for women, nine seats for technocrats/Ulema and two seats for non-Muslims.

As many as 147 candidates have submitted their nomination papers. Out of these, 18 elected have been unopposed, seven are from Punjab’s general seats. Similarly, in Balochistan, senators for seven general seats, two women seats, and two Ulema/technocrat seats have won without any opposition.

The contest on remaining 30 seats will be held on Tuesday. In total, 59 candidates are vying for the vacant seats.

The ECP has already issued a code of conduct for parties and candidates ahead of the Senate elections. The code aims to guarantee transparency, integrity, and fairness throughout the electoral process.

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