Final list of candidates, election symbols for Oct 14 by-polls to be issued today

Published: September 16, 2018
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By-elections will be held on 11 National Assembly and 26 provincial assemblies' seats, which are currently vacant due to various reasons. 
PHOTO: AFP/FILE

By-elections will be held on 11 National Assembly and 26 provincial assemblies' seats, which are currently vacant due to various reasons. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

A final list of candidates, contesting by-polls scheduled to be held on October 14, will be issued on Sunday along with the allotted symbols, Radio Pakistan reported.

By-elections will be held on 11 National Assembly and 26 provincial assemblies’ seats, which are currently vacant.

The seats remain unrepresented courtesy voting not taking place during the July 25 general elections or as a result of successful candidates having vacated their seats.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has also extended the deadline for overseas Pakistanis to register online for the by-polls till Monday, September 17.

Online voting service for overseas Pakistanis introduced

The electoral body requested the overseas Pakistanis to take advantage of the extended deadline and ensure their timely registration for the elections.

Overseas Pakistanis will be able to vote in the October 14 by-polls using any internet-connected  device courtesy iVoting, ECP said.

To cast their votes online, overseas Pakistanis should possess a National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistani (NICOP), Machine Readable Passport (MRP) and must be registered voters in constituencies where by-elections are set to take place.

PTI announces candidates for Oct 14 by-elections

On Thursday, the PM Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) announced names of its candidates for the countrywide by-elections.

The PTI notified names of its candidates through an official statement.

According to the party’s spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry, Malik Khurram has been awarded ticket for NA-56, Ali Awan for NA-53, Mansur Hayat Khan for NA-63, Humayun Akhtar Khan for NA-131, Muhammad Alamgir Khan for NA-243, Aftab Siddiqui for NA-247.

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