PESHAWAR: Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Shaukat Tarin has filed his nomination papers for a vacant Senate seat of Khyber Pakthunkhwa, Geo News reported Thursday.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) stated Tarin’s nomination papers had been filed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Finance Taimur Saleem Jhagra and KP Minister for Higher Education and Information Kamran Khan Bangash on the election fee’s Peshawar workplace.
Tarin was appointed because the finance minister in April throughout a cupboard reshuffle, nevertheless, his stint led to October and the federal government modified his portfolio to an advisor on finance, as a non-elected particular person can stay a federal minister for less than six months.
Following the expiry of the six-month interval, the stated particular person must get elected in both the Senate or the National Assembly to proceed working as a federal minister.
Last month, PTI’s Ayub Afridi had resigned from the Senate to make approach for Tarin. As per the rules, when a seat falls vacant, the Election Commission of Pakistan is certain to carry elections on it inside 30 days.
PPP candidate Muhammad Saeed, ANP’s Dr Shaukat Jamal Amirzada, and JUI-F’s Zahir Shah have additionally filed their nomination papers on the ECP’s Peshawar workplace, the ECP stated.
The ECP will concern the candidates listing on December 3, scrutinisation will conclude by Dec 6, whereas the appeals concerning the nomination papers will be submitted until Dec 8, the physique stated.
On Dec 11, the ECP will concern the scrutinised listing of candidates and the contestants can withdraw their nomination until December 13, the constitutional physique stated. The polling will happen on Dec 20.