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Senate elections; JUI-F and BNP candidates from Balochistan won

Votes are being counted after polling for 37 Senate seats in the National Assemblies of Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, including the National Assembly.

According to details, candidates for all the 11 seats in Punjab have been elected unopposed, while voting took place in 2 seats in Islamabad, 11 seats in Sindh, 12 seats in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 12 seats in Balochistan. In this regard, the halls of all the Provincial Assemblies including the National Assembly have been given the status of polling stations.

Election results from Balochistan:
According to the results received from Balochistan Assembly, Balochistan Awami Party and PTI-backed candidate Abdul Qadir and Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri of JUI-F, Muhammad Qasim of BNP Mengal have won. I notice slowness

Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken notice of the slow pace of voting by government members in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly.

Abdul Akbar Chitrali refuses to cast

Around 2.30 pm, 340 out of 341 members of the House had cast their votes, but Abdul Akbar Chitrali of Jamaat-e-Islami did not take part in the voting as per party policy. According to the rules, the returning officer waited for him till the appointed time. “Shehryar Afridi’s vote was lost.”

During the voting, PTI leader Shehryar Afridi signed the ballot paper, which resulted in the loss of Shehryar Afridi’s vote.

Asif Zardari’s ballot paper lost

During the Senate elections, PPP leader and former President Asif Ali Zardari also came to cast his vote. His ballot paper was lost due to some reasons on which he was issued a second ballot paper.

Mobile carry ban

During the polling, the ban on carrying mobile phones of members of the National Assembly was strictly enforced. In this regard, there was an altercation between PPP MNA Abdul Qadir Patel and security personnel.

Abdul Qadir Patel used his mobile phone after the altercation. He submitted the phone and said that if any member of the government brought in a mobile phone, the security personnel would be responsible.
(Q) Chaudhry Salik photographed the vote

Shahida Rahmani, while recording the protest with the Returning Officer, said that Chaudhry Salik of PML-Q has made a picture of the vote, he should be searched. On which Chaudhry Salik’s supporters protested.
Who cast the first vote?

The first vote in the National Assembly was cast by Shafiq Arain of PTI while the second was cast by Faisal Wawda. The first vote in the Sindh Assembly was cast by Mir Shabir Bijarani. The first vote in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly was cast by Hidayat-ur-Rehman of JUI-F. Provincial Minister Zamrak Achakzai was the first to cast his vote in the Balochistan Assembly.

Sindh Assembly Phone recovered from Khurram Sher Zaman’s pocket

A mobile phone was recovered from the pocket of PTI’s Khurram Sher Zaman on the complaint of PPP polling agents in the Sindh Assembly while a search was conducted on the pocket of PTI member Karim Bakhsh Gabol but no mobile phone was recovered from his pocket. There was a scuffle between PPP and PTI polling agents over taking mobile phones inside.

Special concession to sick members in Sindh Assembly

During the polling in the Sindh Assembly, special concessions were given to the elderly and infirm members of the Assembly by the Election Commission. Parveen Bashir’s vote was cast by Arbab Lutfullah, while Ali Nawaz Mehr of PPP had a fracture in his hand and Bashir Halepota was ill and in a wheelchair.

 

In many ways, the recent Senate election has been tumultuous. Prior to the election, the President changed the procedure and a reference was filed in the Supreme Court to hold the Senate election by open ballot. However, the court upheld the procedure laid down in the Constitution. Earlier, the government and the opposition have been making claims of winning the elections and buying and selling in the election process.

The Pakistan Democratic Movement, an alliance of opposition parties, took part in the Senate elections by lining up against the government, which made the Senate elections important

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