Senate elections to be held on March 5
ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) - The Election Commission has announced slight change in the schedule of the forthcoming Senate elections. According to details now the polling for 52 seats of the Upper House will be held on 5th of March instead of 3rd March. The terms of office of 52 members of the Senate is due to expire on March 11, 2015 and election to fill these 52 seats will be held in accordance with clause (3) of Article 224 of Constitution. As per the ECP notification, the process of filing of nomination papers by the candidates will start from February 12 to February 13. Scrutiny of nomination papers will be completed between February 16-17 while the candidates can file appeal against rejection of nomination papers between February 20 and 21. Last date for withdrawal of candidature is set for February Feb 25. According to the Election Commission, the poll for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and the Federal Capital will be held in the Parliament House, Islamabad and the poll in each province will be held in the provincial assembly building.