The election commissions in Punjab and Sindh have collectively received 23,000 nomination papers in preparation for the upcoming general elections, as outlined in the election schedule, with the scrutiny process set to continue until December 30.
The Punjab election commissioner’s office has disclosed that it has received a total of 13,823 nomination papers for the general and special seats of the National and provincial assemblies. Among these, 3,594 are from male candidates, and 277 are from female candidates who have submitted their documents for the general seats of the National Assembly. Additionally, 195 nomination papers have been submitted for the seats reserved for women in the National Assembly. Furthermore, nomination papers of 8,592 men and 437 women have been submitted for the general seats of the Punjab Assembly.
In Sindh, a total of 9,140 nomination papers have been submitted for the 2024 general elections. Of these, 2,555 nominations are for the 61 general seats of the National Assembly, and 6,585 nomination papers have been submitted for the 130 general seats of the Sindh Assembly.
Sindh Election Commissioner Sharifullah has emphasized that the scrutiny of nomination papers will persist until December 30, urging all candidates to strictly adhere to the guidelines set by the election commission. He affirmed the commission’s commitment to utilizing all resources for a peaceful, clean, transparent, and impartial conduct of the elections. The Election Commission of Pakistan is fully prepared to fulfill its constitutional responsibility and is dedicated to ensuring the free, fair, and impartial conduct of the elections, as per the election schedule, which dictates that the process of scrutinizing nomination papers will continue until December 30.