Islamabad - The Election Commission of Pakistan will announce the election schedule for 52 Senate seats on February 2.

“The ECP has approved the schedule for the conduct of Senate election 2018 and notification in this regard will be issued on the 2nd of next month,” said a brief notification issued here on Tuesday.

With the announcement of the poll schedule, half of the Senate seats — 52 out of 104 seats — will fall vacant and the poll body will hold elections in March.

Of the 52 seats, Punjab and Sindh provinces will have 12 seats each and Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa will have 11 seats each respectively. FATA will have four seats and the Islamabad Capital Territory will have two seats.    

Meanwhile, the ECP has issued notification of appointment of returning officers and polling officers for conducting Senate elections.