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In upset for PTI, PPP's Yousuf Raza Gilani wins Senate seat from Islamabad

In upset for PTI, PPP's Yousuf Raza Gilani wins Senate seat from Islamabad

  • Gilani received 169 votes while Sheikh was able to muster 164 votes.
  • Independent candidate Abdul Qadir, JUI-F's Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri and BNP's Muhammad Qasim have each been elected to a general seat
  • MQM's candidate for a women's seat Khalida Ateeb won with 57 votes, while PPP's Palwasha Khan also won with 60 votes
Updated 03 Mar, 2021 09:28pm
Supreme Court says Senate elections to be held through secret ballot
Pakistan

Supreme Court says Senate elections to be held through secret ballot

  • A five-member larger bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed opined that Senate elections would be held under Article 226 of the Constitution through secret balloting.
  • The SC also said that the Election Commission of Pakistan should use the latest technology to ensure fair and transparent elections.
Updated 01 Mar, 2021 10:54am
Faisal Vawda allowed to contest Senate elections
Pakistan

Faisal Vawda allowed to contest Senate elections

  • The election tribunal dismissed the petition challenging the Senate nomination of Vawda.
  • Today is the final day of the two-day process for election tribunals to hear and decide and appeals against acceptance and rejection of Senate nominations.
Updated 23 Feb, 2021 04:49pm
SC to hear presidential reference on Senate elections on Feb 2
Pakistan

SC to hear presidential reference on Senate elections on Feb 2

  • Notices to Advocate Generals, the Election Commission of Pakistan, Chairman Senate, Speaker National Assembly and the Speakers of provincial assemblies has been issued in this regard.
  • The registrar’s office of the apex court had earlier fixed the case for hearing on January 18.
Published 29 Jan, 2021 08:13pm
Sadiq Sanjrani backs Senate polls through open ballot
Pakistan

Sadiq Sanjrani backs Senate polls through open ballot

  • In his reply submitted in the apex court, the chairman said that Senate polls are held through secret ballot as per the Election Act 2017.
  • “The Parliament has the prerogative to make amendments in the law, while the Supreme Court has right to interpret the constitution,” he wrote.
Updated 22 Jan, 2021 05:43pm