LAHORE: The PPP has invited applications for by-elections to nine National Assembly (NA) seats which fell vacant in the wake of the acceptance of resignations of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) legislators.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has announced the election schedule for the seats according to which filing of nominations will begin from Aug 10.

The nine seats on which by-elections are to be held on Sept 25 are NA-22, Mardan-III; NA-24, Charsadda-II; NA-31, Peshawar-V; NA-45, Kurram-1; NA-108, Faisalabad-VIII; NA-118, Nankana Sahib-II; NA-237, Malir-II; NA-239, Korangi, Karachi-1; and NA-246, Karachi South-1.

PPP-P secretary-general Farhatullah Babar says that the candidates interested in getting party tickets should submit their applications addressed to the party president along with a bank draft of Rs40,000 in favour of the party.

The applications should reach the party secretariat in Islamabad by Aug 8 (Monday).

As per ECP notification, the last date for filing candidatures against the nine seats is Aug 13.

Published in Dawn, August 6th, 2022

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