Senate election: Yousuf Raza Gilani upset government candidate Hafeez Sheikh
The result of the contest between former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Finance Minister Hafeez Sheikh in the Senate general election in Islamabad has come to light.
Yousuf Raza Gilani has won the general seat. According to the Returning Officer, 340 votes were cast out of which Yousuf Raza Gilani got 169 votes while Hafeez Sheikh got 164 votes. Thus Yousuf Raza Gilani defeated Hafeez Sheikh by five votes and was elected Senator from Islamabad. According to the returning officer, 7 votes were rejected.
National Assembly Voting
Voting took place in the National Assembly on the general seat of Islamabad in which the opposition candidate former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was declared the winner. A recount was conducted by the government, but Yousuf Raza Gilani was also successful in the recount.
The women’s seat from Islamabad was contested between PML-N’s Farzana Kausar and PTI’s Fauzia Arshad. In this contest, PTI’s Fauzia Arshad got 174 votes and was elected senator.
The most interesting and big battle of the Senate elections was at the general seat of the federal capital Islamabad where former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Sheikh were competing against each other. Voting for this seat took place in the National Assembly.
The ruling coalition had 181 seats while the opposition parties had 160 seats.
The fate of candidates for 2 seats in Islamabad, 11 in Sindh Assembly, 12 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 12 in Balochistan is being decided today.
All 340 members of the National Assembly except Maulana Abdul Akbar Chitrali of Jamaat-e-Islami cast their votes. Shehryar Afridi’s vote is likely to be lost due to the signing of the ballot paper.
Senate election: Yousuf Raza Gilani’s victory, the Prime Minister’s decision to take a vote of confidence from Parliament
Following the victory of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) candidate Yousuf Raza Gilani from Islamabad. In the Senate elections, the Prime Minister decided to take a vote of confidence from Parliament.
Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood said that the face, voice and actions of Ali Haider Gilani are in front of the people.
He announced that the party and Prime Minister Imran Khan have decided to take a vote of confidence from this House.
He said that it has been unanimously decided that Imran Khan will take a vote of confidence from the House, and it will be clear who is standing where. Today is a sad day for democracy. Those who were the pioneers of democracy have trampled on democratic values.
Senate election: Foreign Minister
The Foreign Minister said that we are based on our ideology. They have come together, there is no compatibility between them, they do politics of escape. We will bury the politics of this escape, the Prime Minister is encouraged to listen to the members. If the members were angry, they would leave openly.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that we will continue to fight the battle of truth and falsehood.
It may be recalled that in the Senate elections, voting took place in the National Assembly on the general seat of Islamabad. In which the opposition candidate, former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, was declared the winner.
Re-voting was held by the government but Yousuf Raza Gilani was also successful in re-voting.
According to the returning officer of the National Assembly. 340 votes were cast out of which Yousuf Raza Gilani got 169 votes while Hafeez Sheikh got 164 votes. Thus, Yousuf Raza Gilani defeated Hafeez Sheikh by five votes and was elected senator from Islamabad.
Senate election: According to the returning officer, 7 votes were rejected.
Senate elections: 13 out of 37 seats in the name of PTI, PPP won 8 seats
The PTI won 13 of the 37 Senate seats, while the PPP surprised everyone by winning eight seats.
Polling for 37 Senate seats in the National Assembly and three Provincial Assemblies in Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was held by secret ballot from 9 am to 5 pm.
Candidates were contesting for 2 seats in Islamabad, 11 in Sindh Assembly, 12 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 12 in Balochistan.
Elections were to be held for 48 seats in the Senate but all the candidates for 11 seats. In Punjab were already elected unopposed due to which elections were held for 37 seats. From Punjab, PTI won 5 seats, PML-N won 5 seats and PML-Q won one seat.
According to unofficial results so far, all 37 of the 37 seats have been declared. With the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) winning 13 seats. Including 10 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, two from Sindh, and one from Islamabad. Has won If 5 seats of Punjab are also included, then the total seats of PTI become 18.
Senate election Seating
The PPP has won 8 seats, including 7 from Sindh and one from Islamabad.
MQM won 2 seats and won both these seats from Sindh.
In addition, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam won 3 seats, 2 of which were won by Balochistan and one by KP.
The Awami National Party won two seats, one from Balochistan and one from KP.
Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) won 6 seats and all these seats were won by Balochistan.
The Balochistan National Party won two Senate seats, both of which were won by the Balochistan Assembly.
Abdul Qadir, an independent candidate from the Balochistan Assembly, also had the support of the Balochistan Awami Party and the PTI.