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ECP Unveils Constituencies for General Elections 2024

ECP Unveils Constituencies for General Elections 2024.

In a significant step towards the upcoming 2024 general elections, Pakistan’s Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has released the final list of constituencies, marking a crucial milestone in the country’s electoral preparation.

The updated delimitation encompasses 266 National Assembly (NA) seats and 593 Provincial Assembly (PA) seats, allocated based on the data gathered through the Digital Census conducted earlier this year.

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Regional Breakdown of Constituency Allocation

The National Assembly seat distribution across the provinces is as follows:

  • Punjab: 141 seats
  • Sindh: 61 seats
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 45 seats
  • Balochistan: 16 seats

Additionally, the National Assembly will incorporate 60 reserved seats for women, bringing the total seat count to 326 when combined with the general seats.

The distribution of reserved seats for women in the National Assembly is as follows:

  • Punjab: 32 seats
  • Sindh: 14 seats
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 10 seats
  • Balochistan: 4 seats

Addressing Concerns and Resource Requirements

The ECP has promptly addressed concerns regarding a potential delay in the general elections, affirming that the final constituency list has been released on schedule.

This announcement aligns with the timeline set after the 7th Population and Housing Census 2023, and the election date was determined following consultations with the country’s President.

The ECP has also expedited the release of the final constituency list, contradicting initial expectations.

To facilitate the smooth execution of the impending general elections, the ECP has requested an additional Rs25 billion from the caretaker government.

These funds will be disbursed in phases to cover essential election-related expenses, including the procurement of ballot paper, printing costs, and other logistical necessities.

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The ECP’s request underscores the importance of adequate resources in ensuring a free, fair, and transparent electoral process.

Moving Forward: Election Schedule and Commitment to Electoral Integrity

With the final constituency list unveiled, the next step in the electoral process is the announcement of the election schedule, which is anticipated in the coming weeks.

The ECP has assured the public that the election schedule will be announced promptly, allowing political parties and candidates sufficient time to prepare for the polls.

As Pakistan gears up for its largest democratic exercise, the ECP is unwavering in its commitment to upholding the principles of transparency, impartiality, and inclusivity.

Conclusion: A Step Towards a Credible Electoral Process

The release of the final constituencies marks a significant step forward in Pakistan’s electoral journey. The ECP’s diligent efforts and commitment to upholding democratic principles instill confidence in the country’s electoral process.

As the nation prepares for the 2024 general elections, the ECP’s unwavering dedication to ensuring a credible and inclusive electoral exercise remains paramount.

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