ISLAMABAD (City News) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan will not cast his vote in Senate polls that are underway across the country today (Saturday).
Talking to media outside the National Assembly (NA), PTI MNA Shafqat Mahmood confirmed that Khan is unlikely to participate in the polling due to other commitments.
Meanwhile, Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said that he will become PTI’s first senator from Punjab.
It is to be mentioned here that ten candidates from Punjab province are contesting for seven seats in the Senate. Asif Kimani, Shaheen Khalid Butt, Zubair Gul, Haroon Akhtar, Rana Maqbool, Mussadiq Malik and Rana Mehmoodul Hassan are PML-N candidates from Punjab while Shehzad Ali from Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Chaudhry Sarwar of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Kamil Ali Agha of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid-e-Azam (PML-Q) are taking part from Punjab.
Hafiz Abdul Karim and finance minister Ishaq Dar, belonging to PML-N, are contesting the polls for technocrat seats. Also contesting for technocrat seats are PTI’s Malik Asif Javed and PPP’s Nawazish Ali Khan.
Sadia Abbasi of PML-N, Hina Rabbani Khar, Andaleeb Abbasi and Nuzhat Sadiq are contesting Senate elections 2018 from Punjab for women’s seats.
Kamran Michael and Victor are contending for one minority’s seat in Senate from Punjab.
As many as 24 candidates are contesting polls for four Senate seats reserved for Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). For 12 seats for Sindh, as many as 33 candidates are taking part.
26 candidates are contesting the elections for 11 seats of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province and 23 candidates for 11 seats of Balochistan province.