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ECP unveils final constituencies list

60 seats reserved for women
Paramilitary soldiers stand guard outside the Pakistan’s election commission building in Islamabad on August 2, 2022. AFP
Paramilitary soldiers stand guard outside the Pakistan’s election commission building in Islamabad on August 2, 2022. AFP

The Election Commission of Pakistan published the final list of constituencies across the country on Friday, almost two months before the general elections that are scheduled to be held on February 8.

Under Article 51(5) of the Constitution and Section 17 of the Elections Act 2017, delimitation was conducted based on population determined in the Digital Population Housing Census-2023. The results were published by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics on August 7.

The preliminary report and list of constituencies for the National and provincial assembly was prepared by following principles of the delimitation of constituencies set out in Section 20 (appointment of delimitation authority) of the Election Act, 2017.

Details of National Assembly seats

Province/area General seats Women Total seats
Balochistan 16 4 20
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 45 10 55
Punjab 141 32 173
Sindh 61 14 75
Federal capital 3 3
Total 266 326
Source: Election Commission of Pakistan

In addition to the number of seats referred to above, there are 10 seats reserved for non-Muslims in the National Assembly. This makes the total number of seats 336.

Elections in Pakistan are scheduled to be held on February 8, 2023, as political parties woo voters. The caretaker setup has assured the ECP of providing support in organising elections.

But the PTI has expressed concerns over the treatment “meted out” to its leadership and workers since the violent protests that broke out on May 9 when party chairman Imran Khan was first arrested.

On Thursday, PTI Chairman Khan wrote a letter to Chief Justice of Pakistan Qazi Faez Isa and sought the protection of the party’s fundamental rights.

Details of provincial assembly seats

Province/area General seats Women Non-Muslims Total seats
Balochistan 51 11 3 65
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 115 26 4 145
Punjab 297 66 8 371
Sindh 130 29 9 168
Total 593 132 24 749
Source: Election Commission of Pakistan

During the prescribed period from September 09, 2023 to October 27, 2023 (1,327) representation were filed by the voters of the respective constituencies as per the following details:

Serial number Province/area Total number of representatives (filed)
1 Punjab 675
2 Sindh 228
3 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 293
4 Balochistan 124
5 ICT 7
Total 1,327
Source: Election Commission of Pakistan

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