Senate elections to be held on Wednesday 

Senate elections to be held on Wednesday 

Islamabad (Web Desk): Polling for 37 vacant seats of Senate will be held on Wednesday (March 3).

According to details, polling will start at the Parliament House Islamabad and the provincial assemblies of Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at 09 am and will continue till 5 pm 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.

As per the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), all arrangements have been completed to ensure free, fair and transparent Senate polls.