Former president and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari announced on Monday that the party will not engage in seat adjustments with any political parties for the general elections 2024.
Asif Ali Zardari made the declaration during a meeting with the party’s Punjab leadership in Lahore, where they discussed PPP’s strategy for the upcoming elections. Zardari emphasized that the PPP would contest the elections independently.
Zardari noted the high demand for PPP party tickets in every constituency and committed to selecting the strongest candidates. This decision follows reports that a seat adjustment with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) would be a ‘loss trade’ due to the perceived failures of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) tenure.
As all political parties prepare for the February 2024 elections, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has finalized the constituency list, confirming the number of seats in the National Assembly (NA) and Provincial Assemblies (PA). The ECP has resolved 1,324 objections to delimitations, setting the stage for 266 NA and 593 PA seats across Pakistan.
Details on Constituency Distribution and Election Date
The distribution of NA seats includes 20 in Balochistan, 45 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 75 in Sindh, and 141 in Punjab, with additional reserved seats for women in each province. The federal capital will have three general seats in the National Assembly without reserved seats for women.
The ECP, following the Supreme Court’s order, has scheduled the general elections for February 8, 2024, under Section 57 of the Election Act. This marks a crucial phase in Pakistan’s political landscape as parties finalize their candidates and strategies.