ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: A total of 170 Candidates filed their nomination papers with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to contest the upcoming Senate Elections 2021.
The aspiring Candidates include 21 from Punjab, 39 from Sindh, 51 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 41 from Balochistan, and 10 from the Federal Capital.
Meanwhile, the EPC on Wednesday started the process of scrutiny of nomination papers filed for the Senate Elections.
The process of scrutiny of nomination papers will continue till February 18 (tomorrow).
The Candidates can file appeals against acceptance or rejection of nomination papers on February 19 and 20 whereas these appeals will be disposed of by the tribunal on February 22 and 23.
The revised list of Candidates will be published on February 24 and the Candidates can withdraw their nomination papers on February 25.
The polling on the 48 Seats of the Senate will be held on March 3 at the Parliament House in Islamabad and the four Provincial Assemblies.
Out of a total of 104 Senators in the Upper House of the Parliament, 52 Senators are set to retire on March 11 on completion of their six-year term.
However, the polling on March 3 will be held to elect 48 Senators — 12 each from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan, 11 each from Punjab and Sindh, and 2 from Islamabad — as 4 to be retired Senators are from the erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) which has now merged into the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.