ISLAMABAD - The Election Commission of Pakistan on Saturday issued notification of allotment of special seats to political parties.

According to an ECP official, the commission has already issued notification of returned candidates. He dispelled the impression of any deliberate delay on the part of the Election Commission and made it clear that the ECP will ensure timely completion of all procedure under the law.

The newly-elected members of the National Assembly are scheduled to take oath on Monday (August 13).

According to details, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is on top in National Assembly with 158 seats, including 125 general, 28 women and five seats of monitories. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz secured total of 82 seats of the National Assembly, including 64 general, 16 women and two seats of monitories.

Similarly, Pakistan People’s Party is on third position with 53 seats, including 42 general, nine women and two monitories seats in NA.

According to ECP, Muttahida Mujlis-e-Amal (MMA) is on fourth number with 15, including 12 general, two women and one monitories seat. Muttahida Qaumi Movement got total of five general seats and one special seat. Pakistan Muslim League-Q secured total of four general and one women seats.

BNP is on eighth position in the lower house with four general and one women seats. GDA secured three seats including two general and one women seats and Awami National Party, Awami Muslim League and Jamhuri Watan Party has one seats equally in NA.

ECP ASKS WINNERS TO VACATE ADDITIONAL SEATS

The Election Commission of Pakistan has asked all candidates who won more than one seat to tender their resignations before taking a seat in the National Assembly or provincial assemblies.

All returned candidates, as per Article 223(3) of the Constitution, who have been elected from more than one seat of the National Assembly or provincial assemblies, are required to resign from all seats except one which they are going to retain, according to the notification issued by ECP.

The candidates, who won more than on seats in July polls, including Prime Minister-in-waiting/PTI Chief Imran Khan, Pervez Elahi, Shehbaz Sharif, Hamza Shebaaz, Ghulam Sarwar and other will leave extra seats.

The bye-elections schedule will be announced by the ECP after these seats will be vacated by the candidates. The ‘Grand Opposition Alliance’ has already announced to field a consensus candidate against the candidates from expected ruling party (PTI) and its coalition partners (PML-Q, BNP (Mengal) and (MQM-P).

 

 

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