February, 23, 2024
Pakistan Elections: Candidate Stats, Fees

National Elections: Candidate Stats, Fees

Infostani International- The interim list of general and specific seats for the national and 626 provincial assemblies has been released by the Election Commission of Pakistan. A total of 28,000 candidates submitted nomination papers. With only 471 women candidates for the national assembly and 802 for the provincial assemblies. The representation of female candidates in the National Assembly is 6.10%, and in the provincial assemblies, it is 4.32%. The total fee submitted by 28,626 candidates for general and specific seats across the country is 65 crore 57 lakh 40 thousand rupees.

National Candidate Approval and Nomination Trends in Pakistan Elections

Former president Asif Ali Zardari had his nomination papers accepted from constituency NA-207. Former provincial health minister Dr. Ezra Fazal Pechu Ho and former health secretary Dr. Fazlullah Pechu Ho also approved their forms. The provisional list shows that 7713 nominations were submitted for the National Assembly, consisting of 7242 male candidates and 147 female candidates. As for the provincial assemblies, candidates submitted 18,546 nomination forms, with 802 females and 17,744 males.

In Punjab, 3594 male and 277 female candidates submitted nomination papers; in Sindh, 1571 male, and 110 female candidates; as well as in KPK, 1283 male and 39 female candidates; and in Balochistan, 182 male and 26 female candidates. For the National Assembly seats reserved for women, 459 candidates submitted papers; for the four provincial assemblies, 1365 candidates submitted forms for women’s reserved seats.

National Elections: Candidate Stats, Fees
361 male and 32 female candidates submitted papers.

Election Finances and Regulations: Pakistan’s Electoral Landscape 2024

For minority seats in the four provincial assemblies, 361 male and 32 female candidates submitted papers. While in the National Assembly, 140 male and 10 female candidates submitted forms. The total fee collected from candidates is 65 crore 57 lakh 40 thousand rupees. The National Assembly candidates submitted 24 crore 96 lakh 60 rupees, and the four provincial assemblies’ candidates submitted 40 crore 60 lakh rupees. Additionally, female candidates for specific seats in the National Assembly submitted a fee of 1 crore 37 lakh 70 thousand rupees. While 1365 women on reserved seats in the provincial assemblies submitted a fee of 2 crore 73 lakh rupees.

The Election Commission has set a fee of Rs 30,000 for National Assembly candidates and Rs 20,000 for Provincial Assembly candidates. The Election Commission could not reveal the details of transgender candidates’ participation. Additionally, a new constitutional ban has been prepared against all candidates participating in the national elections on February 8, 2024. We will reject papers of defaulters in various departments and forward their information to police, and anti-corruption agencies. As well as in sensitive institutions, gas and electricity companies, telephone departments, and financial institutions.

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