By-Elections 2018 are scheduled for polling on 14 October. 100 candidates
from political backgrounds are set to contest for 35 national and provincial assembly
seats in the up-coming by-elections 2018. Contesting seats include 11 from National
Assembly, 11 form Punjab Assembly, 9 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 2 each from Sindh
and Baluchistan assemblies.
Among the many contestants, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf has sent Malik Khurram for
NA-56, Ali Awan for NA-53, Mansur Hayat Khan for NA-63, Humayun Akhtar Khan for
NA-131, Muhammad Alamgir Khan for NA-243, Aftab Siddiqui for NA-247. PML-N candidate
Khawaja Saad Rafique and PTI’s Humayun Akhtar will go against each other for NA-131,
Lahore. In Karachi’s NA-243 will include contestants from MQM and PTI.
Overseas Pakistanis will be allowed to vote for the first time in the by-elections.
Around 27 monitoring teams to monitor by elections by Election Commission of Pakistan
and they are stationed to examine the distribution of polling equipment and training
of the polling staff.