In Balochistan 1239 candidates will be contesting for National and Provincial assembly during General Elections of 2018. Independent candidates are the biggest political force in Balochistan as 559 independent candidates will contest in the biggest province of Pakistan.
According to the seat distribution Balochistan is represented in the National Assembly with 16 seats while in provincial assembly of Balochistan there are 79 seats from which 14 are reserved for women.
Political parties are also contesting for these constituencies, the political party which will be participating in elections with the biggest team of candidates are:
1) Balochistan Awami Party will contest elections with 67 candidates
2) MMA will contest elections with 63 candidates
3) PTI will contest elections with 53 candidates
4) Balochistan National Party will contest elections with 53 candidates
Other parties that will contest in the elections include PMLN, PMLQ, ANP, Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party, Jamhori Watan Party, BNM & MWM.
As so many independent candidates are contesting it is being said that they will decide the future government of the province. The party which will succeed to attract the independent winners to their party will be able to form the provincial government.