Presidential Election Procedure in Pakistan

President Election Pakistan Procedure: Who can cast vote in the Presidential Election Pakistan

The country’s Lower House (National Assembly), Provincial Assemblies and Upper House (Senate) is the electoral college for the presidential election and the members of parliament will cast their vote in the election.

The issue of casting votes in the presidential election is a little complicated, each member of the lower house and the upper house will have one vote, but in the provincial assemblies, one vote of the member of the assembly of any other province except Balochistan will not count.

According to Clause 18(b) of Table 2 of the Constitution, ‘the number of votes cast in favor of each candidate in a Provincial Assembly shall be multiplied by the total number of seats in the Provincial Assembly which currently has the least number of seats. will be divided by the total number of seats in the Provincial Assembly in which votes have been cast’.

According to this table of the constitution, the House of Balochistan Assembly consists of the least number of members where there are 65 members. Thus, if the 65 members of Balochistan are divided among the 371-member House of Punjab, then 5.7 members of the Punjab Assembly will be considered as one presidential vote.

In the same proportion, one vote of 2.6 members will be considered in the house of 168 Sindh Assembly and one vote of 2.2 members will be considered in the house of 145 of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly.

The presidential election will be by secret ballot in which a ballot paper will be issued to each member and the name of the member to whom the ballot paper will be issued will be registered while the ballot paper will be signed by the concerned presiding officer.

According to this table of the constitution, the House of Balochistan Assembly consists of the least number of members where there are 65 members. Thus, if the 65 members of Balochistan are divided among the 371-member House of Punjab, then 5.7 members of the Punjab Assembly will be considered as one presidential vote.

In the same proportion, one vote of 2.6 members will be considered in the house of 168 Sindh Assembly and one vote of 2.2 members will be considered in the house of 145 of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly.

The presidential election will be by secret ballot in which a ballot paper will be issued to each member and the name of the member to whom the ballot paper will be issued will be registered while the ballot paper will be signed by the concerned presiding officer.

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