Islamabad: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has provided data on the candidates who have submitted nomination papers for the upcoming general elections. According to the statistics, a total of 28,626 candidates have submitted their nomination papers for both National and provincial assemblies.
In detail, 7,242 male candidates have entered the competition for the general seats of the National Assembly, and 471 women have also submitted their nomination papers for the general seats of the Lower House of parliament.
Separately, 459 women have submitted nomination papers for the 60 reserved seats for women in the National Assembly. Additionally, 140 men and 10 women have submitted papers for the 10 minority seats in the House.
From Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 5,278 candidates are vying for seats in both the National and provincial assemblies. In Islamabad, 208 candidates, including 26 women, are competing for three seats in the National Assembly.