Pakistan

Senate elections on 2nd March


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The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued a statement saying that elections for half the seats to the 100 member upper house or Senate will take place on 2nd March.

In total there will be 54 Senate seats up because four reserved seats for minorities are also up for election.

These are indirect elections with Provincial Assemblies undertaking the election. The press release from the ECP outlines the elections as follows:

1. Members of the Provincial Assembly of each of the Provinces of the Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan to elect to the Senate seven Members from general seats, two Members from the seats reserved for women and two Members for the seats reserved for Technocrats including Ulema, from each of the Provinces of the Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan,

2. Members of National Assembly to elect to the Senate one Member against general seat and the other Member against the seat reserved for Technocrats including Ulema from the Federal Capital,

3. Members of National Assembly from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas to elect to the Senate four Members against general seats,

4. Members of the Provincial Assembly of each of the Provinces of the Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan to elect to the Senate one Member from the seats reserved for non-Muslims, from each of the Provinces of the Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.

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