The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) progresses toward elections by issuing the ultimate roster of constituencies

On December 1st in Islamabad, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has published the final list of constituencies based on the 7th Population and Housing Census 2023 for the upcoming general elections.

According to the notification released by the Election Commission of Pakistan, the number of general seats has been reduced from 272 to 266. Specifically, the 12 seats initially allocated to FATA have been eliminated, with six of those seats redistributed to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa based on population.

The National Assembly is now comprised of 266 constituencies for general seats, while there are 593 general seat constituencies across the provincial assemblies nationwide.

In the finalized constituencies, the distribution is as follows: Islamabad is allotted 3 general seats in the National Assembly, Punjab will have 141 general seats, and the Provincial Assembly is set to have 297 general seats.

Sindh is designated 61 general seats in the National Assembly and 130 in the Provincial Assembly. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is allotted 45 general seats in the National Assembly and 115 in the Provincial Assembly. Balochistan holds 16 general seats in the National Assembly and 51 in the Provincial Assembly.

The Election Commission detailed that the National Assembly will consist of 60 seats for women and 10 reserved seats for minorities, summing up to a total membership of 336, which includes 266 general seats.

In terms of reserved seats for women, the Election Commission specified that the National Assembly will assign 32 seats for women from Punjab, 14 from Sindh, 10 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and 4 from Balochistan.

The Election Commission also provided a breakdown of the general seats for various districts and regions across the country, illustrating the number of National Assembly seats allocated to each area.

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