Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI), which translates into Pakistan Movement for Justice, has 12 seats in the Senate, and the two main opposition parties Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) have 12 and 25 seats each.
Imran Khan made the announcement in a televised address to the nation, alleging that some lawmakers from his ruling Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) party had been bribed by the opposition to vote for former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani in the Senate elections on Wednesday.
Gilani, fielded by the opposition alliance Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) secured 169 votes while Hafeez Sheikh could manage 164 ballots. Seven votes were declared invalid and were rejected by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, who won a vote of confidence from Parliament on Saturday, shows people who voted against the candidate of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Hafeez Shaikh on March 3 Senate election were manipulated by opposition
The ruling coalition candidate, Sadiq Sanjrani, on Friday won the election of the Senate Chairman defeating Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) nominee Yousaf Raza Gilani. In a second victory for the ruling coalition, Senator Mirza Mohammad Afridi was elected deputy chairman.
In pursuance of a court order, the two provincial governments have filed their written synopses in the presidential reference seeking its opinion whether the Senate polls should be held through the open balloting or secret vote.
The whole political system in Pakistan has become totally outdated, corrupt and it needs an overhaul completely (“Ruckus in House as govt tables open ballot bill for Senate polls,” Feb. 6, Gulf Today website). The Senate of Pakistan is the Upper House
The recent vote to acquit Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial is an excellent reason to abolish the antiquated legislative body. Simply put, the Senate has outlived any usefulness it once had, and we’re long overdue a change if we want
The voting will be held to elect 48 new senators — 11 each from Punjab and Sindh and 12 each from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Balochistan, while two from the federal capital. They will replace the retiring senators on March 11.