Imran Khan to contest NA by-polls on all 33 seats

Imran Khan to contest NA by-polls on all 33 seats

Lahore (Staff Report/Agencies): PTI chairman and former premier Imran Khan has decided to contest the by-elections for all the 33 seats of the National Assembly vacated by the PTI lawmakers.

PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Sunday said, “The PTI’s core committee and parliamentary party in its joint session has decided that Imran would be the party’s candidate in the upcoming by-elections.”

Qureshi added that the earlier elected candidates from these constituencies would file their nominations as covering candidates.

On Friday, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announced to hold by-polls on 33 seats on March 16.

As per the ECP announcement, candidates will be able to file their nomination papers between February 6-8.

The names of the candidates will be published on February 9 and the returning officers (RO) will carry out the scrutiny of the nomination papers till February 13.

The last date to file appeals against the RO’s decision on the acceptance or rejection of nomination papers is February 16.

According to the election schedule, the last date for the appellate tribunal to decide on the appeals is February 20. After this, the revised list of candidates will be published on February 21.

The last date to withdraw candidature and release of revised list of candidates is February 22 while the election symbols will be allotted on February 23 and the polls will be held on March 16.