Islamabad- The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has finalized arrangements to conduct Senate polls, scheduled for Thursday.

The ECP has dispatched ballot papers to provincial election commission offices, ahead of the scheduled polls. The ECP has printed 4,000 ballot papers for Senate polls, of them 1,000 ballot papers have been allocated for the federation and FATA while the rest have been distributed among four provinces.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif will not be able to cast their votes in the Senate elections , as they were heading to Saudi Arabia on Thursday on a three-day pre-scheduled visit.

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, advisers Tariq Fatemi and Irfan Siddique are also part of the prime minister’s entourage.