ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is likely to release the schedule for by-polls on 35 National Assembly (NA) vacated by PTI lawmakers next week.
According to sources, the ECP has decided to hold by-polls on 35 NA seats and schedule for by-elections will be released next week. The decision was taken in an ECP meeting held in Islamabad, say sources. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) recently denotified 35 Members of the National Assembly (MNAs) of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) after the NA speaker accepted their resignations.
The denotified PTI lawmakers include Asad Umar, Asad Qaiser, Pervez Khattak, Murad Saeed, Imran Khattak, Shehryar Afridi, Ali Amin Gandapur, Noorul Haq Qadri, Raja Khurram Nawaz, Ali Nawaz Awan, Sadaqat Ali Khan, Ghulam Sarwar, Sheikh Rashid Shafiq, Mansoor Hayat Khan, Fawad Chaudhry, Sanaullah Khan, Hammad Azhar, Shafqat Mahmood, Malik Amir Dogar, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Zartaj Gul, Faheem Khan, Saifur Rehman, Alamgir Khan, Ali Zaidi, Aftab Siddiqui, Ataullah Khan, Aftab Jahangir, Muhammad Aslam Khan, Najeeb Haroon, Qasim Suri and others.
Moreover, PTI MNAs on reserved seats including Aliya Hamza Malik and Kanwal Shauzab were also denotified. In July last year, NA Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf had accepted the resignations of 11 PTI MNAs. (INP)