BAP candidate Sarfraz Bugti elected senator
QUETTA (92 News) – Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) candidate Sarfraz Bugti was elected senator against a vacant seat from the province.
Sarfraz Bugti bagged 37 votes, while Rahmatullah Kakar of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal got 20 votes. The seat had fallen vacant due to resignation of Mir Naimat Zehri.
The polling process started at 9am on Wednesday and continued till 4pm, while the results were announced by provincial Election Commissioner Niaz Ahmed Baloch, who was performing the duties of the returning officer.
The first vote for the Senate election was cast by BAP’s Dinesh Kumar. Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan also cast his vote during the election.
BAP’s Sarfaraz Bugti, Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal’s (MMA) Rehmatullah Kakar, along with two independent candidates contested the elections for the vacated Senate seat.
The two independent candidates who contested the poll included Ghulam Dastagir Badini and former caretaker chief minister Allauddin Marri. Amir Rind withdrew from the election prior to the start of polling.
A total of 57 out of 61 lawmakers took part in the election process.