Islamabad, March 12 (Language) The Election Commission of Pakistan has postponed the elections for 37 parliamentary seats following the orders of various high courts of the country. These seats fell vacant after the resignation of Pakistan Takreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MPs.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announced on January 27 that elections for 33 seats would be held on March 16, followed by another announcement on February 3 that elections for another 31 seats would be held on March 19.
However, the High Courts of Peshawar, Sindh and Balochistan stayed the by-elections in their respective provinces, while the Islamabad High Court (IHC) suspended the notification accepting the resignations of three members of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
In four separate notices issued on Sunday, the ECP said it was postponing elections to one seat in Balochistan, three in Islamabad, nine in Sindh and 24 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa until further orders from the respective courts.
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