PTI wins two seats from Punjab in Senate by-elections
LAHORE: Ruling political party Islamic Republic of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has won 2 Senate seats from Punjab in the by-elections held today (Thursday).PTI Walid Iqbal defeated PML-N’s Saud Majeed on the general Senate seat while PTI’s Seemee Ezdi and defeated N-League’s Saira Afzal Tarar for a reserved seat of woman.The polling as Senate bye election on two seats from Punjab was held on provincial Election Commissioner Zafar Iqbal Hussain as the Returning Officer.
Polling continued from 9 am to 4 pm without any break at the Punjab Assembly building which was declared the polling station.
These 2 senate seats by Punjab had fallen vacant after Sadia Abbasi and Haroon Akhter Khan of the Pakistan Muslim League-N were denotified for holding dual-nationality.
As many as 367 Members Punjab Assemebly (MPAs) cast their votes out of a total number of 371.
PTI and the allies had 194 votes as compared to 173 votes of the PML-N.