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170 candidates filed nomination papers for 48 Senate seats, Election Commission

The Election Commission of Pakistan has released the details of candidates for the Senate elections for the year 2012. One hundred and seventy candidates filed nomination papers for 48 Senate seats. Preliminary list of candidates will be released soon while scrutiny of data will start from tomorrow.

According to the Election Commission, 29 candidates appeared for 11 seats in Punjab. Thirty-nine candidates filed nomination papers for 11 seats in Sindh, 51 for 12 seats in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 41 for 12 seats in Balochistan. Ten candidates filed nomination papers for two seats in Islamabad.

From Punjab, 21 nomination papers were filed for general seats, three for technocrats and clerics and five for women’s seats. In Sindh, 19 papers were filed for general seats, 11 for technocrats and nine for women’s seats. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 22 candidates contested for general seats, 11 for technocrats and clerics, 13 for women and five for minority seats.

In Balochistan, 19 papers were filed for general seats, eight for technocrats, nine for women and five for minority seats. From Islamabad, six candidates filed nomination papers for the general seat and four for the women’s seat.

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