Elections 2018: Final list of contesting candidates in National and Provisional Assemblies.
ISLAMABAD: After a few days of delay, the Election Commission of Pakistan has released a final list of candidates contesting general elections 2018 scheduled on July 25.
The list contains names of candidates from each National and provincial assembly constituencies along with their residential address, electoral symbol and party affiliation, however the list doesn’t mention candidates from Lahore, Rajanpur and Rahim Yar Khan due to court cases.
According to the ECP, a total of 12,570 out of 21,482 candidates, who had filed nomination papers for both the National Assembly and four provincial assemblies, will contest in the upcoming general elections. The ECP list shows that 3,675 contestants are in the electoral race for the National Assembly whereas 8,895 for the provincial legislatures. Similarly, a total of 172 women are contesting for the National Assembly and 386 for provincial legislatures, along with 113 non-Muslims.
In a province-wise breakdown of statistics, as many as 1,696 contestants are left for the National Assembly constituencies from Punjab and 4,242 for the provincial legislature, including 1,623 for general seats of the NA and 4,036 general seats of the Punjab Assembly. Moreover, 73 women are in the run for NA and 174 for the provincial assembly of the largest province; whereas, 32 non-Muslims are also contesting the polls for representation in the provincial assembly.
In Sindh, as many as 872 are contesting for the National Assembly seats and 2,382 for the Sindh assembly, including 824 for general seats of NA and 2,252 for the provincial legislature. Similarly, 48 women will be contesting for NA seats and 91 for the provincial assembly seats in addition to 39 non-Muslims.
Final List of Contesting Candidates – Form33