ECP issues list of lawmakers who vacated additional seats
14 June, 2013
ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan on Thursday issued a list of the parliamentarians who vacated additional seats in the National and provincial assemblies.
According to the ECP, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif vacated NA-68 Sargodha seat, PTI chief Imran Khan vacated NA-1 Peshawar and NA-71 Mianwali seats, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif vacated NA-129 Lahore, PP-161 Lahore and PP-247 Rajanpur seats, JUI-F head Maulana Fazlur Rehman vacated NA-25 DI Khan, NA-27 Lakki Marwat seats, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Parvez Khattak vacated NA-5 Noshehra seat and former KP CM Ameer Haider Hoti vacated PK-23 Mardan seat.
Meanwhile, KP Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser vacated NA-13 Swabi seat, PTI President Makhdoom Javed Hashmi vacated NA-48 Islamabad seat, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan vacated PP-6 Rawalpindi seat, Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif vacated PP-123 Sialkot seat, PML-N leader Hamza Shahbaz vacated PP-142 Lahore seat and PML-Q leader Chaudhry Moonis Elahi vacated PP-118 Mandi Bahauddin seat.
Further, Jamshed Dasti vacated NA-117 Muzaffargarh seat.
The ECP stated that by-polls on these seats would be held after Eidul Fitr. By-elections will be held on 16 NA and 22 provincial assembly seats.
Quite a few politicians, including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, PTI chief Imran Khan, JUI-F head Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Parvez Khattak, former KP CM Ameer Haider Hoti, KP Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, PTI President Makhdoom Javed Hashmi, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif, Chaudhry Moonis Elahi, PML-N leader Hamza Shahbaz and Jamshed Dasti, were elected on more than one seat in the May 11 polls.