ISLAMABAD: As many as 16 political parties have conveyed the names of 77 candidates for their selection in the seats reserved for minorities in the National Assembly.
According to details available with the Election Commission of Pakistan, the following candidates have been nominated:
1. Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam has nominated: Asia Nasir, Akram Waqar Gill, Pitras Bhatti, Sardar Ranjeet Singh, Ravi Kumar and Khatriand Dev Anand in order of priority.
2. National Party has nominated Hamdesy Masih.
3. Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami party has nominated Jadesh Kumar and Tahir Jadoon Jhonson.
4. Peoples Muslim League has nominated Kanji Mal Chauhan and Jaghdeth Singh.
5. Pakistan Muslim League Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has nominated Saleem Raza and Pervaiz Iqbal.
6. Awami National Party Balochistan has nominated Beenish Sikandar.
7. Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians has nominated 12 candidates: Ramesh Lal, Paul Bhatti, Pahlaj Mal, Khattu Mal Jeewan, Khem Chand, Mahesh Kumar Malani, Dr Saroop Chand, Dr Mahr Chand, George Paul, Amber, Daya Ram and Naseeb Chand in order of priority.
8. Pakistan Muslim League has nominated five candidates: Akram Masih, James Masih, Zaheer Babar, Muneer Minhas and Tariq Javed.
9. Muttahida Qaumi Movement has also nominated five candidates: Sanjay Perwani, Hargun Das, Mangla Sharma, Manohar Lal and Rasheed Khan.
10. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf has nominated the maximum 22 candidates including: Rufus Solomon, George Clement, Prof Dr Saleem Maney, Shunaila Ruth, Maresh Chand, Tariq Javed, Mubeen Sharif Bhatti, Hans Raj, Soran Singh, Inder Lal Wazirzada, Lal Chand Malhi, Jai Kumar Dhirani, Dr Sanjay Ganwani, Bhajan Mal, Vikram Lad, Rajesh Pahuja, Kailash Rai, Jai Parkash, Amir John Francis, Parveen Akhter and Sajid Ishaq Sandhus.
11. Jamat-e-Islami has nominated 10 candidates: Pervez Masih, Mahmood Gul, Shakeela Arthur, Younas Gul, Amanual Francis Mian, Younas Sohan, Raja Aasar Manglani, Ashfaq Muzaffar, Humair Afzal and Dr Shamshad Manzoor.
12. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz has nominated eight candidates; Nelsom Azeem, Dr Darshan, Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, Bhawan Das, Isphanyar Bhindara, Tariq C Qaisar, Khalil George and Anita Irfan in order of precedence for election.