The general elections in Pakistan are scheduled to be held in summer of 2018 and all political party getting ready for this mega event. On the other hand, the schedule of the Senate election has been announced and various political parties are busy in nominating the potential candidates who could win seats for them.
Though, there should not have been any confusion about the numbers of senators the political parties are going to have in the senate elections since all the senators are elected by the elected members of parliament. However, it is not the case as many members in different provinces, specifically in Balochistan change their loyalties. The senate elections are scheduled in next month.
According to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), 34 candidates submitted nomination papers from Punjab, 21 nominations were submitted for general seats, five each for women and technocrat seats, and three for minorities.
From Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 31 candidates filed nomination papers: 20 for general seats, eight for women, and six for technocrat seats, and 28 nominations were received from Balochistan, whereas one candidate from Islamabad submitted nomination papers for a technocrat seat in the Senate.
So far, no candidate has submitted nomination papers from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
The election commission has asked all the political parties to submit their political manifesto, however, any political party has yet to submit its manifesto for the forthcoming elections. Senate elections always have juicy stories and mostly highlight the level of corruption.
Let’s see the party position in Balochistan, the province notorious about horse trading.