ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday started receiving objections on initial draft regarding constituencies of tribal districts in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly belonging to the erstwhile Federal Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
According to an official of ECP, the commission will continue receiving objections till February 1 while the period of hearing and decisions on objections will be done from February 3 to March 1. The final publication of constituencies will be on March 4 and there will be no change in date of final publication, he added.
It is pertinent to mention here that the commission had issued a draft list of constituencies, notifying the share of tribal districts belonging to the erstwhile FATA for the allocation of seats in the provincial assembly of the KP.
A share of 16 seats for provincial assembly of KP had been allocated for eight tribal districts in accordance with provisions of Article 106 of the constitution as amended vide 25th amendment and in the light of provisional results of the sixth population census of 2017 officially published on January 3, 2018, by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.
Three provincial assembly seats had been allocated for Bajaur district, while two seats for Mohmand and three seats for Khyber district. The commission had also allocated two seats for Kurram, one for Orakzai district, two for North Waziristan, two for South Waziristan and one seat for frontier regions.