Election Commission of Pakistan New Halqa Bandi 2024

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) plays a crucial role in ensuring fair and transparent elections in the country. One of its significant responsibilities is the delimitation of constituencies, commonly known as Halqa Bandi. In this article, we delve into the details of the new Halqa Bandi for the upcoming 2024 elections.

What Is Halqa Bandi?

Halqa Bandi refers to the process of dividing a region into electoral constituencies. It aims to ensure equal representation by allocating seats based on population distribution. The ECP periodically reviews and revises these boundaries to accommodate demographic changes.

The 2023 Census and Delimitation

The foundation for the new Halqa Bandi lies in the 2023 census results. By analyzing population data, the ECP determines the number of seats in the National Assembly and provincial assemblies. Let’s take a closer look at the distribution:

  1. National Assembly (NA):
  • Balochistan: 930,900 voters
  • Sindh: 913,052 voters
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 907,913 voters
  • Punjab: 905,595 voters
  • Islamabad: 787,954 voters
  • Total NA seats: 266 general seats + 60 reserved for women + 10 for non-Muslims.
  1. Provincial Assemblies:
  • Punjab: 429,929 population
  • Sindh: 428,432 population
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 355,270 population
  • Balochistan: 292,047 population

The Quota System

To determine the quota per seat, the ECP divides the total population of a province by the number of general seats allocated. Similarly, the provincial assembly quotas are calculated based on the total number of seats.

Transparency and Accountability

The ECP has taken steps to address complaints and rectify any discrepancies. The process involves public consultations, hearings, and thorough scrutiny. The final Halqa Bandi aims to ensure fair representation and uphold democratic principles.


As Pakistan prepares for the 2024 elections, the new Halqa Bandi will shape the political landscape. Citizens must stay informed about their constituencies and exercise their right to vote. Let’s embrace this democratic process and contribute to a stronger, more representative Pakistan.