Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf finalises Senate candidates; elections set for April 2


Islamabad: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) After preliminary consultation, names of two more candidates have been finalized to contest the upcoming Senate elections April 2 As reported by ARY News.
PTI sources told ARY News that Zulfi Bukhari and Hamid Khan, A founding member Of the party, he is among the hopefuls from Islamabad. Meanwhile, PTI has already given ticket to Ilyas Meherban from Islamabad to contest the Senate elections.
Pakistan Election Commission (ECP) recently announced that elections for 48 Senate seats will be held on April 2, marking the end of the six-year term of sitting senators. With 52 seats vacant, elections will be held for only 48 senators.
This cut is a result of the abolition of four reserved seats for the erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) following the 25th Constitutional Amendment.
According to the election monitoring body, the official schedule of the elections is to be released on March 14. Voting will include seven general seats, two for women, two for technocrats (including Ulema), and one for non-Muslims from Sindh and Punjab.
Besides, representatives of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Balochistan will participate in the election of members for seven general seats, two women and two technocrats (including Ulema). Members of the National Assembly will elect one general seat and one technocrat seat (including Ulama) from the federal capital.
In preparation for the upcoming elections, the ECP has appointed Returning Officers (ROs) for Islamabad and four provinces. ECP Director General Training Saeed Gul will serve as the returning officer in the federal capital. Additionally, Aijaz Anwar Chauhan, Sharifullah, Shamshad Khan and Muhammad Farid Afridi have been named as returning officers in Punjab, Sindh, KP and Balochistan respectively.
Additionally, by-elections for six vacant Senate seats are scheduled for Thursday, March 14. Voting will take place in the upper house of parliament as well as the Sindh and Balochistan assemblies in Karachi and Quetta, ARY News reported.

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