Islamabad: The victory of the first candidate for the Senate election was declared after the polling in four assemblies ended. Independent candidate from Balochistan Assembly Abdul Qadir has been declared successful. Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) has won the Senate election from Balochistan.
The government and opposition candidates for the election of the new chairman and deputy chairman of the Senate will take place today. PTI and ruling coalition candidate Sadiq Sanjarani and former PPP prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani are the joint opposition candidates in the race for the chairmanship and vice-chairman of the upper house. The opposition has fielded Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, a senior leader of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F), while the government has fielded Mirza Muhammad Afridi, a former senator-elect from FATA.
Palwasha Khan of Pakistan Peoples Party from Sindh has won with 60 votes. Apart from her, the second victory in the women’s seat went to Khaleda Ateeb of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), who defeated Rukhsana Shah of PPP by 57 votes. Rukhsana Shah got 46 votes.
Candidates for all 11 seats in Punjab have been elected unopposed, while voting will be held today in 2 seats in Islamabad, 11 seats in Sindh, 12 seats in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 12 seats in Balochistan.. There are a total of 17 candidates from Sindh in the Senate elections including 11 from PPP, 2 from PTI, 2 from MQM, 1.1 from GDA and TLP.
Senate Election in Pakistan
Two candidates from Punjab won two Senate technocrat seats unopposed. Senate elections are held every three years in which senators are elected for six years. Members of the Provincial Assembly will vote for the provincial seats and members of the National Assembly will vote for the 2 seats in Islamabad. The Senate election will be contested for a general seat and a women’s seat in Islamabad, while the lower house, the National Assembly, will become a polling station.
Ali Zafar of PTI and Nazir Tarar of PML-N are among the winners. According to the Election Commissioner, Attaullah of PTI withdrew his nomination papers against Azam Nazir Tarar for the tank seat while three candidates are contesting for the women’s seat.
Elections are to be held in March 2021, in which 52 seats will be elected. It will have 12 seats in Khyber, 11 in Punjab, 11 in Sindh, 4 in FATA, and 2 in Islamabad. From the current Senate, 17 from PML-N, 7 from PPP, 7 from PTI, 3 from Balochistan Awami Party, 2 from Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F), 2 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party, 2 from National Party, and 1 from Jamaat-e-Islami. Five independent senators, including one from the Awami National Party and one from the Balochistan National Party, will retire.
From Balochistan, the results of three general seats have been completed so far on which independent candidate Abdul Qadir, Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri of United Opposition, and Muhammad Qasim Ronjho of BNP Mengal have been declared successful. Besides, results of two women’s seats have also been received from Sindh
The most interesting and big battle of the Senate elections is taking place at the General Seat of the Federal Capital Territory of Islamabad where former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Sheikh are competing against each other. The ruling coalition has 181 seats, while the opposition parties have 160 seats.
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PTI Final list of 20 candidates for Senate elections:
The PTI has released the final list of 20 candidates for the Senate elections, according to which the ruling party has released 10 candidates from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, five from Punjab, two each from Sindh and Islamabad, and one each from Balochistan for the Senate elections.
Hafeez Sheikh and Fauzia Arshad will be PTI candidates from Islamabad, Saifullah Niazi, Ejaz Chaudhry, Aun Abbas Bapi, Barrister Ali Zafar and Dr. Zarqa will be Senate candidates from Punjab, Faisal Wawda and Saifullah Abro from Sindh. Shibli Faraz, Sania Nishtar, Mohsin Aziz, Zeeshan Khanzada, Dost Mehsud, Humayun Mohmand, Faisal Saleem, Najiullah Khattak are the PTI ticket holders from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, while the movement from Balochistan is in the Senate. Abdul Qadir will be the only candidate for justice.
The Election Commission has posted a review list of 22 candidates for 11 seats in Punjab. There are 17 candidates in the fray for the general elections in the Senate. 3 candidates are contesting for the women’s seat and 2 for the technocrat seat. Saud Majeed and Mohammad Khan Madani are contesting the election as independents. The list includes Kamil Ali Agha of PML-Q, Azeem-ul-Haq of PPP, Jamshed Iqbal of PTI, Dr Zarqa, Omar Sarfraz Cheema, Barrister Ali Zafar, Saifullah Niazi, Ejaz Chaudhry, Zaheer Abbas Khokhar, Ejaz Hussain and Aun Abbas. PML-N’s Zahid Hamid, Azam Nazir Tarar, Saif-ul-Muluk Khokhar, Irfan Siddiqui, Baligh-ur-Rehman, Saira Afzal Tarar, Sajid Mir, Afnanullah Khan and Sadia Abbasi are also among the Senate candidates.
Senate election 2021 date
Nomination papers can be submitted till February 15, while polling for the Senate elections will be held on March 3. Voters will be issued four ballot papers, white for general seats, pink for women, green for technocrats and yellow for minorities. The names of the candidates will be listed in alphabetical order. After receiving the ballot papers, the voters will use the ball pen for voting in the veiled place. Voters will not meet any other voter or any other person on the way. Voters will be prohibited from carrying mobile phones at the polling station.
The list of nominees for senate elections 2021 will be released on February 16. The scrutiny of nomination papers will be held from February 17 to 18. Appeals on papers can be filed till February 20. All appeals will be disposed of by February 23. The final list of candidates will be released on February 24. Candidates will be able to withdraw nomination papers by February 25.
Jamaat-e-Islami names of candidates for the Senate elections.
Former National Assembly member Maulana Dr. Ata-ur-Rehman has been nominated for the general seat of the Senate while Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Khalil, former District Deputy Nazim of Peshawar, has been nominated for the technocrat seat. Former MNA Inayat Begum has been nominated for the reserved seat for women, while Javed Gul has been nominated for the minority seat.
The Election Commission of Pakistan has issued an election program on 11 February 2021 to hold elections on vacant seats of Senate members due to retirement. Print and electronic media highlighted that candidates are facing difficulties in meeting legal requirements due to a lack of time in the submission of their nomination papers. Nomination submission of nomination papers in this consideration. Written and oral requests for an increase in the days were also received. The Election Commission has extended the deadline for submission of a nomination to 15 February in view of all these facts and the convenience of the candidates.
The list of nominated candidates will be draped on February 16, 2021, While the nomination checks will be in the offices of Returning Officers from 17 to 18 February 2021 Returning The deadline for appeal in the Tribunal against the decisions of approval or rejection of nomination by officers has been set for February 20, 2021, while the deadline for disposal of these appeals is February 23, 2021, In light of tribunal decisions, the reviewed list of candidates will be set up on February 24 While the date for withdrawal of nomination is 25 February 2021 Pre-set for polling for Senate elections. The date which is 3 March 2021 there will be no change in it.
The scrutiny of nomination papers of 177 candidates for the Senate elections is underway. The Election Commission has sought details from NAB, FIA, and other concerned agencies while the candidates have been directed to bring party tickets along with them.
PTI’s Fauzia Arshad and Hafeez Sheikh’s papers from Islamabad were accepted. Junaid Akbar’s proposal to Fauzia Arshad was supported by Kanwal Shoaib. No one objected to Fauzia Arshad’s nomination papers. Hafeez Sheikh’s ticket for the general seat from Islamabad was collected by the Returning Officer. PTI candidate Zarqa Timur’s nomination papers accepted.
The nomination papers of Saleem Mandviwala of PPP, Palwasha Khan of PPP for women’s seat, Sherry Rehman, Sadiq Memon, and Dost Ali Jaiser for the general seat of Senate were also accepted.
According to the Election Commission, 29 candidates appeared for 11 seats in Punjab. 39 candidates filed nomination papers for 11 seats in Sindh, 51 for 12 seats in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and 41 for 12 seats in Balochistan. 10 candidates filed nomination papers for two seats in Islamabad.
From Punjab, 21 nomination papers were filed for general seats, 3 for technocrats and clerics, and 5 for women’s seats. In Sindh, 19 papers were filed for general seats, 11 for technocrats, and 9 for women’s seats. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 22 candidates contested for general seats, 11 for technocrats and clerics, 13 for women, and 5 for minority seats.
In Balochistan, 19 papers were filed for general seats, 8 for technocrats, 9 for women, and 5 for minority seats. From Islamabad, 6 candidates filed nomination papers for the general seat and 4 for the women’s seat.
The time has come for the Election Commission to scrutinize the papers for the Senate elections and even before the polling, 5 out of 29 candidates from Punjab have been expelled from the Senate. After scrutiny, the nomination papers of 21 candidates from Punjab were accepted and 2 were rejected. Pervez Rashid and Neelam Irshad’s papers were rejected in the women’s seats.
Neelam Irshad withdrew nomination papers from the general seat.PML-N candidate Saud Majeed was directed to submit a party ticket yesterday but PML-N candidate Saud Majeed and PTI candidate Rubina Akhtar did not appear before the scrutiny committee. Senate League candidate Mushahidullah Khan died last night
The candidate will allow the Election Commission to investigate any kind of account and will assure the Election Commission in writing of the implementation of the Code of Conduct. The candidate will submit an affidavit certified by the Oath Commissioner which will have the candidate’s signature and thumbprint and ID card number.
168 members of the Sindh Assembly will exercise their franchise for election to 11 seats today. In the Senate election, 17 candidates from PPP, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, MQM, GDA and TLP are contesting from Sindh. ۔ Polling will be held for 2,2 seats for women and technocrats, including 7 general seats in the Senate.
At present, PPP has 99 members in the Sindh Assembly, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is second with 30 members and MQM Pakistan is third with 21 members. He is a member of 14 members of the Grand Democratic Alliance, 3 members of Tehreek-e-Lubaik Pakistan and one member of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal.
According to the final list of the Election Commission of Pakistan for the Senate elections in Sindh, 17 candidates are in the fray for 11 Senate seats. According to the final list, 10 candidates will contest for 7 general seats. MQM’s Faisal Sabzwari, PTI’s Faisal Wawda, GDA’s Sadruddin Shah, PPP’s Sherry Rehman, Saleem Mandviwala, Jam Mehtab, Shahadat Awan, Taj Haider, Sadiq Memon, Dost Ali Jaiser are in the general seats. Will contest elections. Four candidates will contest for 2 seats of Technocrat on which PPP’s Fariq H Naik, Dr. Karim Khawaja, PTI’s Saifullah Abro will contest.
Tehreek-e-Lubaik Pakistan is contesting the Senate elections for the first time from which Yeshaullah Khan is contesting for the technocrat seat. There will be a contest between 3 candidates for 2 women’s seats. PPP’s Palwasha Khan, Rukhsana Shah, and MQM’s Khaleda Tayyab are candidates for women’s seats.