Senate elections: Polling agent Ali Gohar raises objection over voting process

Dunya News

The ongoing polling process in upper house of the Parliament is suspicious: Ali Gohar

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Member of National Assembly (MNA) and polling agent Ali Gohar on Wednesday has raised objection over the ongoing voting process for Senate elections.

The agent has said that the electoral staff members are not honestly performing their duties as they are making different excuses to check the votes. The ongoing polling process in upper house of the Parliament is suspicious, he expressed.

Ali Gohar further said that Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has been informed about the concerns.

It is to be mentioned here that the voting for high-stakes elections of the Senate is underway through secret ballot in the Parliament House and provincial assemblies of Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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The lawmakers are voting for 37 vacant seats of the Senate as 11 Senators from the Punjab have been elected unopposed.

Two senators will be elected from the federal capital, eleven from Sindh and twelve each from Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

In the federal capital, Abdul Hafeez Sheikh of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) are vying for the general seat whilst for the women seat, Fauzia Arshad of PTI and Farzana Kausar of PML-N are in the field.