ISLAMABAD: Nomination papers for candidates contesting the vacant National Assembly and provincial assembly seats will be received from today, August 28 till August 30.
By-elections will be held countrywide on October 14, for the assembly seats left vacant due to death of contesting/returned candidates, resignations and postponement of the elections, according to the schedule announced by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
An initial list of the candidates will be published on August 31.
Review of the nomination papers filed with the ECP will be conducted until September 4.
Another list of candidates will be published on September 14 following the review. Candidates will be able to withdraw their nominations till September 15.
The final list of the candidates will be released on September 16, complete with their respective electoral symbols.
By-elections are set to take place on 11 NA and 26 provincial assembly seats lying vacant.
Among the seats where by-elections are to take place are NA-35, NA-53, NA-60, NA-63, NA-65, NA-69, NA-103, NA-124, NA-131 and NA-243.
Provincial assembly seats where by-elections will take place include Punjab Assembly seats PP-3, PP-27, PP-87, PP-103, PP-118, PP-164, PP-165, PP-201, PP-222, PP-261, PP-272, PP-292 and PP-296.
Sindh assembly seats PS-30 and PS-87 will hold by-elections.
In Balochistan, by-elections will be held on PB-35 and PB-40 while in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by-elections will be held on PK-3, PK-7, PK-44, PK-53, PK-61, PK-64, PK-78, PK-97 and PK-99.