LAHORE – As many as 11 Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidates on Thursday won the Senate election from Punjab while at least two from Islamabad.
PML-N won all 11 seats of Punjab in the Senate. Raja Zaharul Haq won the technocrat seat while Professor Sajid Meer won cleric seat. Begum Najma Hameed and Ayesha Raza won the election on women seats.
On the general seats, PML-N’s Mushahidullah Khan, Pervez Rashid and Chaudhry Tanvir won. Other PML-N members to have won the election include General (r) Abdul Qayyum, Ghous Khan Niazi, Saleem Raza and Syed Nehal Hashmi.
At least 315 votes were cast in the Punjab Assembly by PML-N and allies while as many as 20 votes by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and allies. Moreover, PML-N has won as many as two federation seats. Iqbal Zafar Jhagra and Raheela Magasi won the election in Islamabad.
Magasi said that she thanks Allah Almighty for PML-N’s success in the elections. Jhagra said that there is democracy in the country and not dictatorship.
Four candidates from Sindh have already been elected unopposed including Farooq H. Naek and Sassui Palejo of the PPP and Barrister Muhammad Saif and Nighat Mirza of the MQM. While Engineer Gianchand, Islamuddin Sheikh, Abdul Latif Ansari, Rehman Malik and Salim Mandviwala of PPP are elected from Sindh on Senate general seats.
Similarly MQM candidates – Mian Muhammad Ateeq and Khushbakht Shujaat bagged victories from Sindh on general seats.