Delimitation will be completed in the first week of May


Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) secretary Babar Yaqoob has assured to complete all delimitations according to new bill till May 2018.
The session, chaired by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sardar Raza, was also attended by all four provincial election commissioners, chief secretaries, National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) chairman and statistics secretary.
The participants inspected the condition of polling stations, electoral staff and other facilities and also gave recommendations on installation of cameras in the constituencies.
On December 20, constitutional amendment bill regarding delimitation of constituencies was passed in Senate, removing the obstruction in elections next year.
82 members of the Senate voted in the favour of the bill while no Senate member voted against it.
The bill known as Constitutional Amendment Bill, 2017, pertains to fresh delimitation of the constituencies in accordance with the provisional results of the latest census for upcoming General Elections in 2018.
In light of the Constitutional Amendment Bill 2017, Punjab will lose nine seats in the National Assembly while Islamabad will get one, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa five, and Balochistan three more seats.
However, the NA seats for FATA and Sindh will remain unchanged.

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