Polling for senate seat vacated by Ch Sarwar underway

03 Oct, 2018 8:00 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Polling for Senate seat vacated by PTI’s Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar is underway in Punjab Assembly on Wednesday (today).

The polling process will continue till 4:00pm as at least 358 members of Punjab Assembly are exercising their right to vote. Punjab Assembly has been declared polling station while provincial election commissioner is presiding officer.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Shahzad Waseem is contesting with Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N)Khawaja Hassan. However, Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) announced to support the PML-N candidate but a close contest is expected between the contestants.

It was expected that the PTI candidate can win the election with clear majority. The seat was vacated by PTI’s Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar on assuming charge of Punjab Governor.

Speaking to the journalists outside the Punjab Assembly, PTI candidate Dr Shahzad said that he will easily win the election as majority of the members are supporting him. On the other hand, PML-N candidate Khawaja Ahmad Hassan has also expressed his hope to clinch the Senate seat.

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