Election for Senate vacant seats to be held on Nov 15

Election for Senate vacant seats to be held on Nov 15

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has said that the polling for vacant seats of Senate from Punjab will be held on November 15.

According to ECP, these seats had fallen vacant, due to de-notification of Haroon Khan and Saadia Abbasi as senators and called upon the members of the provincial assembly of Punjab to elect to the Senate member from a general seat and a member from the seat reserved for women from Punjab province.

The commission said that the polling would be held at provincial assembly building, Lahore from 0900 hours to 1600 hours.

It said that the date of public notice by Returning Officer inviting nomination papers will be October 29 while the October 31 will be the last date for filing of nomination papers by the candidates with the Returning Officer.

The date for publication of names of the nominated candidates will be November 1, while the last date for scrutiny of nomination papers will be November 3.

The last date for filing of appeals against acceptance or rejection of nominations will be November 5 and the last date for disposal of appeals by the tribunal will be November 7.

The last date for publication of revised list of candidates will be November 8, while the last date for withdrawal of candidates will be November 9.

Meanwhile, the ECP has appointed Provincial Election Commissioner, Punjab Zafar Iqbal Hussain as Returning Officer besides five Polling Officers for the purpose of bye-election to fill a general seat and a seat reserved for women in the senate from the Punjab province.

APP/AFP