Election Commission of Pakistan calls on political parties intending to take part in elections to submit lists of nominated candidates

Islamabad, March 13, 2013 (PPI-OT): The Election Commission of Pakistan has invited attention of the political parties to the provisions of Section 47A of the Representation of the people act, 1976 which inter-alia provide that the Political Parties intending to take part in upcoming General Elections are required to submit to the Election Commission Lists of nominated candidates in order of priority for the seats reserved for women and non-Muslims in the National Assembly and the Provincial Assemblies.

Such party-lists may contain as many names of additional candidates as a political party may deem necessary for contesting election to the seats reserved for women and non-Muslims to provide for any disqualification of candidates during scrutiny of nomination papers or filling of any vacant seats during the term of National Assembly and the Provincial Assemblies, as the case may be.

2. All such political parties, shall submit respective lists of their candidates in order of priority for seats reserved for non-Muslims in the National Assembly with Mr. Muhammad Imtiaz Alam, Director General (Admn), Election Commission of Pakistan, Islamabad/Returning Officer for the seats reserved for non- Muslims in the National Assembly on or before 24th March, 2013.

3. Likewise, the Lists of nominated candidates in order of priority for seats reserved for Women in the National Assembly and the reserved seats for Women and non-Muslims in the Provincial Assemblies should be submitted on or before 24th March, 2013, positively to the concerned Provincial Election Commissioners, who have been appointed as Returning Officers for the seats in their respective Provinces, as under:-

(1) Mr. S. M. Tariq Qadri,
Provincial Election Commissioner,
Punjab, Lahore.

(2) Mr. Sono Khan Baloch,
Provincial Election Commissioner,
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Peshawar.

(3) Mr. Mehboob Anwar,
Provincial Election Commissioner,
Sindh, Karachi.

(4) Syed Sultan Bayazeed,
Provincial Election Commissioner,
Balochistan, Quetta.

For more information, contact:
Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)
Election Commission of Pakistan Secretariat
Election House, Constitution Avenue G-5/2,
Islamabad
Tel: +9251 920 1975, +9251 920 6062
Fax: +9251 920 5402, +9251 920 5300