Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Election to the National/Provincial Assemblies

Election to the National/Provincial Assemblies

Members of the National Assembly and Provincial Assemblies are elected by direct voting in a constituency on first-past-the-post system through a secret ballot. A candidate who obtains the highest number of votes in a constituency, is declared elected as a Member of National or a Provincial Assembly. The constituency-wise detail of seats in the National Assembly is as under:.
Province / AreaTotal Seats
Punjab183
Sindh75
Khayber Pakhtunkhwa43
FATA12
Balochistan17
Islamabad Capital Territory2
Total342
The Seats in the National Assembly are allocated to each Province of Pakistan, the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA's) and the Federal Capital on the basis of population in accordance with the last preceding Census officially published. Members to the Seats reserved for Women and Non-Muslims, are elected in accordance with law through proportional representation system of political party’s lists of candidates on the basis of total number of General Seats secured by each political party in the National Assembly or a Provincial Assembly.