28,626 candidates file nominations for February 8 general elections in Pakistan – Times of India

28,626 candidates file nominations for February 8 general elections in Pakistan - Times of India

Islamabad: 28,626 Candidates3,139 incl Womenof their file Nomination He will participate in the general elections to be held in Pakistan on February 8. National Assembly and four provincial legislatures, the country’s highest electoral body, said here on Tuesday. Elections will be held for 1,085 general and Reserved seats National and Provincial Assemblies.
Of the total 1,085 seats, 336 are National Assembly (NA) seats – 226 general and 70 reserved for women (60) and non-Muslims (10); And 749 provincial assembly seats — 593 general and 156 reserved for women (132) and minorities (24).
There are 371 seats in Punjab province, of which 297 are reserved for general, 66 for women and 8 for minorities. There are 168 seats in Sindh, of which 130 are reserved for general, 29 for women and 9 for minorities. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has 145 seats, of which 115 are reserved for general, 26 for women and 4 for minorities. And Balochistan province has 65 seats including 51 general, 11 reserved for women and 3 reserved for minorities.
According to the details shared by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the candidates include 7,713 candidates, including 471 women, who submitted their nomination papers to participate in the upcoming elections for 266 general seats of the National Assembly. are
3 thousand 871 candidates including 277 women submitted their nomination papers for 141 seats of the National Assembly in Punjab, while 1681 candidates including 110 women submitted their nomination papers for 61 seats of the National Assembly in Sindh.
At least 1322 candidates, including 39 women, are in the fray for 45 general seats of the National Assembly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), while 631 candidates, including 12 women, have submitted nomination papers for 16 seats of the National Assembly in Balochistan. 208 candidates, including 26 women, submitted their nomination papers for three National Assembly seats in the federal capital.
About 459 candidates have submitted nomination papers for 60 reserved seats for women in the National Assembly, including 195 from Punjab, 118 from Sindh, 97 from KPK and 49 from Balochistan. Apart from this, 150 nomination papers, including 10 women, were submitted for 10 reserved seats for non-Muslims in the National Assembly.
Both women and non-Muslims can contest in all 266 general seats, apart from 60 and 10 seats reserved for them.
As for the provincial assembly, at least 18,546 candidates, including 802 women, had submitted their nomination papers for 593 general seats in the four provincial assemblies.
9,029 candidates submitted their nomination papers for the 297 general seats of the Punjab Assembly, including 437 women. Another 4,265 candidates, including 205 women, submitted nomination papers for 130 general seats of Sindh Assembly, while 3,464 candidates, including 115 women, submitted nomination papers for 115 general seats of KP Assembly and 45 women for 45 general seats. Including 1788 candidates submitted papers. Balochistan Assembly Seats
Apart from this, 1,365 candidates are in the fray for 132 seats reserved for women in the four provincial assemblies. These include 601 for 66 seats in Punjab, 309 for 29 seats in Sindh, 321 for 26 seats in KP, and 134 seats for 11 seats in Balochistan. 393 candidates, including 32 women, have submitted nomination papers for 24 seats reserved for minorities in the provincial assemblies.
ECP data shows that out of a total of 28,626 candidates for the 2024 general elections across the country, 3,139 women (more than 11 per cent) have filed their nomination papers, compared to the 2018 and 2013 general elections. The number of women submitting nomination papers is much higher.
471 women, including Maryam Nawaz, submitted their nomination papers to contest the general seats of the National Assembly, while 802 women are contesting the seats of the provincial assemblies. 459 and 1365 nomination papers were submitted for seats reserved for women in the National and Provincial Assemblies respectively.
Ten women have submitted their nomination papers for seats reserved for minorities in the National Assembly. A total of 32 nomination papers have been filed for the provincial seats reserved for minorities.
The number of women candidates increased as compared to the last two elections as 1,687 women filed nomination papers in the 2018 general elections as compared to a total of 1,171 women who filed nomination papers in the 2013 elections.
A total of 21,482 candidates filed papers in the 2018 elections and around 28,300 in the 2013 elections.
ECP officials are scrutinizing the papers and accepting objections on nominations. This process will continue till December 30.
Appeals against acceptance or rejection of nomination papers can be submitted till January 3 and decisions on these appeals will be taken by January 10.
ECP will release the list of candidates on January 11. Candidates have the option to withdraw till January 12, until the commission allocates the election symbols on January 13.

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