Islamabad: The Election commission of Pakistan has announced by-elections on 5 National assembly seats while one by-election will be held on Provincial seat. National Assembly by-election will be held on NA-9 Mardan, NA-140 Kasur, NA-148 Multan and NA-195 Rahim Yar Khan. One provincial by-election will be held in PP-44 Mianwali, this seat was vacant after death of PML-N Leader Aamir Hayat Khan Rokhri.
5 national assembly seats are vacant after five prominent politicians resigned from MNA seat. Nawabzada Khawaja Muhammad Khan Hoti, Makhdoom Javed Hashmi, Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Jahangir Khan Tareen and Asif Ahmed Ali were members of these 5 seats.
These 5 politicians joined Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf and after that they resigned. Interested candidates who are willing to contest in these by-elections can submit form on 19 and 20 January, 2012.
It’s worth mention here that still there are many MNA and PA seats which are vacant especially Sheri Rehman and Zulfiqar Mirza posts.