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ECP issues schedule for by-election in Sindh, Balochistan

ECP issues schedule for by-election in Sindh, Balochistan
December 21, 2020

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued the schedule for holding by-elections on vacant seats in Sindh and Balochistan assemblies on Monday.

The ECP has announced that the by-election for Malir’s PS-88, Sanghar’s PS-43 and Pishin’s PS-20 will be held on February 16.

According to the schedule, nomination papers will be submitted on December 23 and scrutiny will be conducted on January 4, whereas, appeals will be reviewed from January 6 to 14.

The commission will release the final list of candidates for the forthcoming by-polls on January 16 and electoral signs will be allotted on January 17.

The documents of those contesting have to be submitted by December 28. A list of final contenders will be issued February 15.

The PS-88 Malir seat had fallen vacant on June 2 after the death of minister for human settlement Ghulam Murtaza Baloch, who had contracted coronavirus.

Sanghar’s PS-43 seat fell vacant when PPP MPA Jam Madad Ali passed away because of Covid-19 on November 13.

The seat in Pishin, too, fell vacant when MPA Syed Fazal Agha, former Balochistan governor and former deputy chairman of Senate, died on May 20.

The by-election was delayed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The PPP had submitted a petition asking for the authority to hold the elections.