Here are the detailed statistics about candidates running up in General Elections 2018

02:25 PM | 9 Jul, 2018
Here are the detailed statistics about candidates running up in General Elections 2018
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LAHORE – As the upcoming elections are around the corner, the candidates for the provincial and national assembly seats from all walks of life are ramping up their campaigns to woo the voters

According to the statistics, 12,570 contestants will lock horns for 1,070 seats in the forthcoming elections, scheduled to be held on July 25 this year.

Federal Capital

CategoryNational Assembly (3 seats)
General60
Women13
Non-Muslim-
Total73

Punjab

CategoryNational Assembly(141 seats)Provincial Assembly (297)
General1,5634,036
Women60174
Non-Muslim-32
Total1,6234,242

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

CategoryNational Assembly(51)Provincial Assembly (99 seats)
General7251,165
Women3579
Non-Muslim-20
Total7601,264

 Sindh

CategoryNational Assembly (61 seats)Provincial Assembly (130 seats)
General8242252
Women4891
Non-Muslim-39
Total8722,382

Balochistan

CategoryNational Assembly (16 seats)Provincial Assembly (51 seats)
General287943
Women1642
Non-Muslim-22
Total3031,007

As many as 3459 candidates will contest for 272 general seats in National Assembly (NA) whereas 216 contestants will fight for 60 reserved seats in the lower house of the parliament. 

There are total 44 seats in National Assembly which are reserved for non-Muslims.

In Punjab, 4036 candidates will be vying for 297 general seats while 206 candidates will contest elections for 74 reserved seats.

In Sindh, 824 candidates will lock horns for 130 general seats whereas 130 candidates will contest for 38 reserved seats.

Total contesting candidates for the National Assembly from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are 760 and 1,264 for the provincial assembly: of these 725 will be fighting for the general seats of NA and 1,165 of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s general seats.

Moreover, 35 women for NA and 79 for the provincial assembly will also be in the field besides 20 non-Muslims for the provincial assembly seats.

For Balochistan’s National Assembly seats, there are a total of 303 candidates and 1,007 for its provincial assembly seats, including 287 general seats of NA and 943 seats of the provincial assembly; whereas, 22 non-Muslims are contesting in the polls for the provincial assembly.

Disclaimer: There can be a few manipulations in the stats shown above due to legal issues underway.