PESHAWAR: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Sunday issued the final list of contestants for Senate seats from KP after the appellate tribunal disposed of all petitions filed against the candidates.
Peshawar High Court’s Justice Mussarat Hilali on Saturday dismissed all three petitions filed against the decision of the returning officer (RO).
The petition had challenged the RO’s decision to accept the nomination papers of three candidates, which included Maulana Gul Naseeb and Mohammad Yaqoob Shaikh of JUI-F and Dilawar Khan of PML-N.
After the appellate tribunal’s decision, the ECP issued the final list of the candidates who will be contesting for the 11 seats of the upper house of parliament from KP. The election for the 11 seats, including seven general, two each for technocrats and women, will be held on March 3, according to the ECP’s schedule.
According to the final list, a total of 32 candidates are contesting for these slots including 18 candidates for general seats, eight for women seats and six for technocrats’ seats.
The ECP spokesperson said that the candidates can withdraw their nomination papers till February 19.