Polling for Senate elections 2018 on Saturday concluded to elect 52 lawmakers

(Dunya News) – Polling for Senate elections 2018 on Saturday concluded to elect 52 lawmakers out of 135 candidates who have filed nomination papers.

PML-N-backed candidate have gained the majority of seats in Senate polls with at least 15 seats to their name. PML-N won majority of its seats from Punjab while PPP won largely from Sindh, getting 12 seats in total.

Maryam Nawaz took to Twitter and congratulated the winning candidates. Newly elected PML-N head Shehbaz Sharif also shared a message on Twitter. 


UNOFFICIAL RESULTS



ISLAMABAD:

PML-N: 2 seats

Five Islamabad candidates are vying for two reserved seats for the capital. Both PML-N-backed candidates won from seats in the federal capital.

Winning candidates are:

1. Independent candidate backed by PML-N Mushahid Hussain elected as Senator on Technocrat seat from Islamabad

2. PML-N-backed independent candidate Asad Junejo elected on General seat from Islamabad


PUNJAB:

PML-N: 11 seats; PTI: 1 seat

20 candidates from Punjab contested the polls for 12 seats reserved in Senate for the province. Governing PML-N won 11 seats through independent candidates in Senate polls held at Punjab Assembly. PTI leader Chaudhry Sarwar is the only Senator from Punjab belonging to PTI.

Winning candidates are:

1. Ishaq Dar elected on Technocrat seat

2. Asif Kirmani elected on General seat

3. Independent candidate Haroon Akhtar elected on General seat

4. Sadia Abbasi elected on Woman seat

5. Nuzhat Sadiq elected on Woman seat

6. PML-N-backed Kamran Michael elected on Minority seat

7. Hafiz Abdul Kareem elected on Technocrat seat

8. Maqbool Ahmed on General seat

9. Musadik Malik on General seat

10. Shaheen Khalid on General seat

11. PML-N-backed independent candidate Rana Mehmood-ul-Hassan elected on General seat

12. PTI candidate Chaudhry Sarwar elected on General seat


KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA (KP)

PTI: 5 seats; PML-N: 2 seats; PPP: 2 seats; JUI-F: 1 seat; JI: 1 seat

26 candidates contested the elections for 11 seats of KP.

Winning candidates are:

1. PTI leader Azam Swati elected on Technocrat seat

2. PTI candidate Meher Taj Roghani elected on Woman seat

3. PPP candidate Rubina Khalid elected on Woman seat

4. PML-N-backed candidate Dilawar Khan elected on Technocrat seat

5. PTI candidate Faisal Javed elected on General seat

6. JUI-F Talha Mehmood elected on General seat

7. PML-N-backed Pir Sabir Shah elected on General seat

8. PTI candidate Fida Muhammad elected on General seat

9. JI candidate Mushtaq Ahmed elected on General seat

10. PPP candidate Behramand Tangi elected on General seat

11. PTI candidate Ayub Afridi elected on General seat


Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA)

Independents: 4 seats

As many as 24 candidates from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) contested the elections for four seats in the Senate. Four independent candidates have been elected to the Senate from FATA after bagging seven votes each from FATA lawmakers in National Assembly.

Winning candidates are:

1. Independent candidate Hilal-ur-Rehman on General seat

2. Hidayat Ullah on General seat

3. Mirza Afridi on General seat

4. Shamim Afridi on General seat


SINDH

PPP: 10 seats; MQM: 1 seat; PML-F: 1 seat

From Sindh, a total of 33 candidates aimed for seats in Senate whereas the number of vacancies reserved for the province are 12. PPP won ten seats while PML-F secured victory on one seat. 

MQM-P was only able to win a single seat in the upper house despite retirement of its four Senators. 

Winning candidates are:

1. PPP candidate Anwar Lal Dean elected on Minority seat

2. PPP candidate Krishna Kohli elected on Woman seat

3. PPP candidate Sikandar Mandhro elected on Technocrat seat

4. MQM-P candidate Muhammad Farogh Naseem elected on General seat

5. PPP candidate Maula Bux Chandio elected on General seat

6. PPP candidate Mustafa Nawaz elected on General seat

7. PPP candidate Imam Din elected on General seat

8. PPP candidate Quratulain Marri on Woman seat

9. PPP leader Rukhsana Zubairi elected on Technocrat seat

10. PPP candidate Ayaz Mehar elected on General seat

11. PML-F candidate Muzaffar Hussain Shah elected on General seat

12. PPP candidate Raza Rabbani elected on General seat


BALOCHISTAN

Independents: 6 seats; NP: 2 seats; PkMAP: 2 seats; JUI-F: 1 seat

23 candidates for 11 seats of Balochistan province contested the polls for upper house of parliament.

Winning candidates are:

1. Independent candidate Anwaar ul Haq Kakar elected on General seat

2. Independent candidate Khuda Babar Baloch elected on General seat

3. Independent candidate Ahmed Khan elected on General seat

4. JUI-F candidate Moulana Faiz Mohammad elected on General seat

5. Independent contestant Sadiq Sanjirani elected on General seat

6. PkMAP candidate Yousaf Khan Kakar elected on General seat

7. Independent candidate Naseebullah Bazai elected on Technocrat seat

8. Independent Abida Umar elected on Woman seat

9. Independent Sana Jamali elected on Woman seat

10. National Party (NP) candidate Muhammad Akram elected on General seat

11. NP candidate Tahir Bizenjo elected on Technocrat seat


Polling in all four provincial assemblies and the parliament started at 09:00am and continued until 04:00pm without a halt.

Candidates of ruling PML-N contested the polls as independent candidates after top court ruled earlier this year that all tickets issued to candidates for Senate elections by disqualified Nawaz Sharif were annulled.

PML-Q head Pervaiz Elahi, AML chief Sheikh Rashid, PTI chief Imran Khan and others did not participate in the Senate elections.

Rangers and personnel of Frontier Corps (FC) were deployed outside all four provincial assemblies and the parliament to maintain security during voting and election of fresh senators for a term of six years.

Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) gave special powers equivalent of a magistrate to counter any untoward situation.

52 senators are to be elected today while total number of seats in Senate is 104. Senators are elected twice in six years, 52 members each time.

Polling for Senate elections 2018 on Saturday concluded to elect 52 lawmakers with members of PML-N contesting as independent candidates owing to court order.