ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Senate Elections will be held on March 3, 2021, according to the schedule issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday.
The nomination paper will be filed by the Candidates on February 12 and 13 while the publication of nominated Candidates will be made on February 14.
The scrutiny of nomination papers will be made from February 15 to 16 while appeals against the acceptance or rejection of nominations will be received on February 17 and 18. These appeals will be disposed of by the tribunal on February 19 and 20.
The final list of eligible Candidates will be published on February 21 while Candidates would withdraw by February 22.
The polling will be held on March 3 from 9 am to 5 pm in the Parliament House and all Provincial Assemblies without any break.
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 Pakhtukhwa 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 Pakhtukhwa province.