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April 2nd Set for Crucial Senate Election on 48 Vacant Seats

Senate Election

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has officially announced the scheduling of elections for 48 vacant seats in the Senate of Pakistan, set to take place on April 2, as confirmed by the electoral body on Monday.

The ECP is poised to release the comprehensive election schedule on March 14, initiating the nomination process for candidates starting from today, Monday.

This electoral event is a pivotal one, as it comes on the heels of the expiration of the six-year term for the current Senators on Tuesday, leaving 52 seats in the upper house vacant.

However, it is noteworthy that the election will be conducted for 48 Senate seats, as four reserved seats for the erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas have been abolished following the implementation of the 25th Constitutional amendment. Consequently, the total number of seats in the Senate will decrease from 100 to 96.

The voting process will encompass the selection of members for seven general seats, two women, two technocrats (including Ulema), and one seat for non-Muslims from the four provinces.

Additionally, members of the National Assembly will play a pivotal role in electing one representative for a general seat and another for technocrats, including Ulema, from the federal capital.

The impending Senate elections hold significant importance in shaping the composition of the upper house and influencing legislative dynamics in Pakistan.

As the nomination process commences, political players and stakeholders will be closely watching the developments leading up to the April 2 election day, anticipating its impact on the nation’s political landscape.

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