ISLAMABAD: The much-awaited Senate elections ended with PTI rising because the winner with 18 seats, adopted by PPP with eight.
Though the PTI gained, PDM’s Yousuf Raza Gilani pulled off a significant upset, rising victorious in opposition to PTI’s Hafeez Shaikh on the Islamabad common seat.
All of the eleven candidates for Senate from Punjab have been elected unopposed whereas candidates from Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federal Capital can be elected in the present day.
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari triumphantly tweeted: “Democracy is the best revenge. Jeya Bhutto!”
In accordance with the returning officer, who introduced the outcomes after counting ended within the Nationwide Meeting, six of the entire 340 ballots solid within the Nationwide Meeting have been rejected.
Gilani obtained 169 votes, whereas Shaikh obtained 164. One vote was not solid.
Within the Balochistan Meeting, all 65 members solid their votes, with the final vote solid by Mir Hamal Kalmati of the BNP.
Unbiased candidate Abdul Qadir, JUI-F’s Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, BNP’s Muhammad Qasim and ANP’s Arbab Umar Farooq have every been elected to a common seat.
BAP additionally scored a sizeable victory with candidates Ahmed Kakar, Sarfaraz Ahmed Bugti and Value Ahmed Umar Ahmed victorious on common seats.
Of the entire seven candidates, whose outcomes have to this point been obtained, 4 have been backed by the federal government, two from the Opposition and one was an impartial candidate, backed collectively by the BAP and PTI.
Within the Sindh Meeting, 167 out of 168 members solid their votes as Jamaat-e-Islami member Abdul Rashid didn’t solid his vote. Out of the 167 poll papers solid, 4 have been rejected.
The PPP, in accordance with unofficial outcomes, obtained seven extra votes and have 99 members within the Meeting.
MQM’s candidate for a ladies’s seat Khalida Ateeb gained with 57 votes, whereas PPP’s Palwasha Khan additionally gained a ladies’s seat with 60 votes and Rukhshana Shah obtained 46 votes.
In accordance with Election Fee sources, PPP’s Saleem Mandviwalla, Sherry Rehman and Jam Mehtab Dhar have additionally been elected.
PPP’s Farooq H Naek obtained 61 votes and gained a technocrat seat, having gained 5 extra seats than the opponents.
Within the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Meeting, all 145 votes have been solid after a substantial delay because of some points. The polling time had been prolonged because of some unknown difficulties.
PTI’s Sania Nishtar gained the ladies’s seat with 56 votes, unofficial outcomes present. One other candidate from the celebration, Falak Naz additionally obtained a ladies’s seat with 51 votes.
The MPs have been required to vote for 37 vacant seats of the Senate with 11 senators elected unopposed from Punjab. Polling was held for 12 seats every of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 11 of Sindh and two of the federal capital.
MPAs from the three provincial assemblies solid their vote for the candidates fielded from Balochistan, KP and Sindh, whereas MNAs voted for the representatives from the federal capital.
Code of conduct
In accordance with the code, the members of the Nationwide Meeting have been required to deliver their secretariat playing cards alongside as a way to solid votes.
As well as, cellphones or cameras weren’t allowed close to the polling station. Additionally, votes have been solid secretly.
The candidates, polling brokers of the contesting candidates have been current contained in the polling station together with Election Employees. Outdoors the polling station, a duplicate of the listing of contesting candidates had been displayed.
In accordance with Rule 111 of the Election Guidelines 2017, every voter shall carry with him an id card issued to him by the Secretary of the Meeting of which he’s a Member and shall, in that case required, present the identical to the Returning Officer earlier than a poll paper is issued to him.
The Returning Officer shall, after satisfying himself in regards to the id of the voter and after making certain that he has not already voted, put a tick mark in opposition to the identify of the voter within the listing of voters, enter the identify of the voter on the counterfoil of the poll paper and, after stamping the poll paper on its again with the official mark and initialing it, hand it over to the voter.