Polling Continues For Vacated Balochistan Senate

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Polling continues for vacated Balochistan Senate

Polling for a vacated Balochistan Senate seat started on Wednesday as members of the provincial legislature reaching the Balochistan Assembly to cast their vote.

QUETTA, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 12th Sep, 2018 ) :Polling for a vacated Balochistan Senate seat started on Wednesday as members of the provincial legislature reaching the Balochistan Assembly to cast their vote.

The first vote for the Senate election was cast by Balochistan Awami Party's (BAP) Dinesh Kumar. Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan has also cast his vote.

The duties of the returning officer are being performed by provincial Election Commissioner, Niaz Ahmed Baloch, who will also announce the results after polling concludes.

The polling process started at 9.00 am on Wednesday and will continue till 4.00 pm.

BAP's Sarfaraz Bugti, Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal's (MMA) Rehmatullah Kakar, along with three independent candidates are contesting the elections for the vacated Senate seat.

Zehri was elected from the provincial assembly's PB-36 Shaheed Sikandarabad constituency.

A total of 61 lawmakers will be casting their vote today.

The three independents candidates contesting the poll include Amir Rind, Ghulam Dastagir Badini and former caretaker chief minister Allauddin Marri.

BNP-Mengal announced its support for the MMA candidate.

The provincial Senate seat was vacated after Mir Naimatullah Zehri resigned, after securing victory in the general elections.

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