Polling begins for Pakistan general elections.
In three NWFP Assembly constituencies—PF92, PF81, PF59—the elections have also been postponed owing to the demise of candidates.
There are 2,234 candidates contesting for the 269 general seats of the national assembly, while 5,017 candidates are contesting for 570 seats of the provincial assemblies and elections in the 7 constituencies out of the 577 would be held later on.
There are 262 candidates for NA seats in NWFP; 179 candidates for 11 FATA seats; 34 candidates on two Islamabad seats; 999 candidates on 147 Punjab seats; 617 candidates on 60 Sindh seats and there are 43 candidates in Balochistan contesting on 14 NA seats.
There are 2272 candidates contesting for 293 seats of Punjab provincial assembly; 1468 candidates for 130 seats of Sindh Assembly; 736 candidates for 96 seats of NWFP Assembly and 541 candidates are contesting for 51 seats of Balochistan Assembly.
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