ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has released the final list of constituencies derived from the 7th Population and Housing Census 2023 for the upcoming general elections.
According to the notification issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan, the number of general seats has been reduced from 272 to 266.
The 12 seats originally designated for elsewhere FATA have been abolished with six seats reallocated to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa based on population.
The Election Commission reports that the National Assembly will have 266 constituencies for general seats, and there will be 593 constituencies for general seats in the provincial assemblies nationwide.
According to the finalized constituencies, Islamabad is allocated 3 general seats in the National Assembly, Punjab will have 141 general seats, and the Provincial Assembly is set to have 297 general seats.
Sindh is designated 61 general seats in the National Assembly and 130 in the Provincial Assembly.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is allotted 45 general seats in the National Assembly and 115 in the Provincial Assembly.
Meanwhile, Balochistan holds 16 general seats in the National Assembly and 51 in the Provincial Assembly.
As outlined by the Election Commission, the National Assembly will include 60 seats for women and 10 reserved seats for minorities.
The total membership of the National Assembly will be 336, comprising 266 general seats.
Providing specifics on reserved seats for women, the ECP stated that the National Assembly will allocate 32 seats for women from Punjab, 14 from Sindh, 10 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and 4 from Balochistan.