Polling underway in NA, provincial assemblies for 37 seats


Islamabad : Polling for 37 vacant seats of Senate is underway in the federal capital and provincial assemblies.

According to details, polling started at 9am on Wednesday at the Parliament House Islamabad and the provincial assemblies of Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and will continue till 5pm without any break.

It is pertinent to mention here that all the 11 candidates for Senate from Punjab have already been elected unopposed.

Two senators will be elected from the federal capital, 11 from Sindh, 12 from Balochistan and 12 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

In the federal capital, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Abdul Hafeez Sheikh will and Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani, who is the joint candidate of opposition parties’ alliance Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), are vying for the general seat whilst for the women seat, Fozia Arshad of PTI and Farzana Kausar of Pakista Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) are in the field.

The number of candidates from the provinces includes 25 for 12 Senate seats from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 26 from Balochistan and 17 from Sindh province.

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