ISLAMABAD: The major political parties of Pakistan have announced their candidates for the Senate elections scheduled for March 3. Majority of the seasoned politicians have made it to the final lists as the political leadership of the country did not gamble with too many new comers.
The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), however, is contesting the polls with fresh faces.
Nomination papers for the polls will be submitted on February 12-13 while the scrutiny process will be held from February 16-17 and appeals will be heard from February 20-21.
Candidates for the elections will have till February 25 to withdraw their nomination papers.
Senate elections will be held on 11 seats each in Sindh and Punjab and 12 seats each in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Elections will also be held on four seats in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) and two in Islamabad.