By-elections on vacant seats of the provincial and national assemblies will be held across Pakistan on October 14,the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announced on Friday.

According to the schedule issued by the electoral body, the returning officers of the concerned constituencies will publish public notices in this regard on August 27.

The Election Commission of Pakistan issued schedule for by-elections.Nomination papers can be filed from 28th to 30th of this month. Scrutiny of the nomination papers will be conducted by 4th of the next month.

Candidates can withdraw their nomination papers by 15th and election symbols will be allotted to candidates on 16th of the next month.

By-elections are set to take place on 11 National Assembly (NA) and 19 provincial assembly seats lying vacant.