ECP announces schedule of Senate polls for Islamabad seats


Islamabad, Feb. 4 (TNS): In the first phase of most talked about polls, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) issued on Sunday the polling schedule for the two Senate seats from Islamabad, the federal capital.

The announcement followed approval of the polling scheme by President Mamnoon Hussain.

The Senate elections will be held on March 3 as 52 members of the Upper House of Parliament retire on March 11.

According to the ECP schedule for the capital, nomination papers can be taken by February 10 while their scrutiny will be conducted on February 13.

Appeals against the returning officer’s decision can be filed until February 16. The National Assembly elects the two Senate members from Islamabad.

The ECP is yet to issue the schedule for the elections of senators from the tribal areas as the president has not approved for FATA the Elections Act, 2017.