Islamabad (Web Desk): The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has finalised the names of most of its nominees including Hafeez Shaikh, Sania Nishtar, Faisal Vawda and others for the upcoming Senate polls.
“The PTI has finalised the names of most of its candidates,” Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said in a tweet.
تحرک انصاف نے سینٹ کی زیادہ تر نشستوں پر اپنے امیدواروں کے نام فائنل کر لئے ہیں اسلام آباد سے عبدالحفیظ شیخ اور فوزیہ ارشد تحریک انصاف کی امیدوار فائنل کی گئ ہیں۔۔— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) February 12, 2021
“From Islamabad, Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh and Fauzia Arshad have been selected as the PTI’s candidates, he added. “From Punjab, Saifullah Niaz, Dr Zarqa and Barrister Ali Zafar will contest the election as PTI candidates,” the minister maintained.
On Thursday, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announced the schedule for the Senate elections.
According to details, the polling to elect 48 Senators will be held on March 3.
As per the ECP schedule, the initial list of candidates will be released on February 14 and scrutiny of nomination papers will be completed by February 17.
The last date for filing of appeals against acceptance or rejection of papers is February 18.
The ECP said that the date for disposal of appeals is February 20 and the revised list of the contestants will be issued later on February 21.