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Election on two Senate seats to be held on Nov 15: ECP

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday announced that the polling for two vacant seats of Senate from Punjab will be held on November 15. According to the ECP officials, the polling will be held at provincial assembly building, Lahore from 9AM to 4PM on November 15. The date of public notice by Returning Officer inviting nomination papers will be October 29 while the October 31 will be the last date for filing of nomination papers by the candidates with the Returning Officer. The date for…

PTI to challenge nomination papers of Ishaq Dar for Senate polls

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Friday announced to challenge the nomination papers of former finance minister Ishaq Dar for the Senate polls. Speaking to media, PTI leader Mian Mehmoodur Rasheed said Dar, who is facing a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) reference for allegedly amassing wealth beyond his known sources of income, was a proclaimed offender. Besides, he said, Dar was facing serious charges of money laundering. He said despite the charges PML-N wants to elect Dar as senator. The PTI…

ECP completes process of receiving nomination papers for Senate elections

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday completed the process of receiving nomination papers from the four provinces for Senate elections. According to the election commission, it has received 34 nomination papers from Punjab, one from Islamabad, 34 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 28 from Balochistan and 47 from Sindh. Nomination papers for the seats of federal capital can be filed by Saturday while that for FATA by Tuesday next. Polling for the Senate elections will be held on March 3.…

MQM-P groups file nomination papers separately for Senate polls

KARACHI: The internal rifts within Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) took another turn on last day for submission of the nomination papers for Senate polls after party chief Dr Farooq Sattar and Rabita Committee members including Faisal Subzwari and Wasim Akhtar came face to face. Emotional scenes were witnessed outside the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) office in Karachi as Subzwari broke in tears after embracing Sattar. However, the deadlock over issuance of Senate tickets to party candidates…

No MPA given ‘offer’ for Senate vote, says CM Sindh

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has dispelled the impression that MPAs were being given offers to vote for particular candidates during Senate election. Speaking to media at Election Commission of Pakistan office today, Shah said that the MPAs are respected persons and they are representatives of the people of their respective constituencies. He was accompanied by Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani, Sindh PPP President Nisar Khuhro and others. “This is wrong impression that they are being given offers for…

PPP candidates file nomination papers for Senate polls

KARACHI: Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani, whose tenure is to expire on March 11 along with 51 other senators, is among twelve candidates of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) who have filed nominations papers for 12 vacant Senate seats in Sindh. All PPP candidates, accompanied by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, reached the office of the provincial election commission, where a large number of party workers welcomed them. Raza Rabbani, Maula Bakhsh Chandio, Barrister Murtaza Wahab, Ayaz Mahar, Mustafa Nawaz…

Sattar, Amir lead separate MQM-P sessions after differences over Senate tickets

KARACHI: Differences forced Muttahida Qaumi Movement- Pakistan (MQM-P) chief Farooq Sattar and fellow party leader Amir Khan to lead two different party sessions to finalise the names for upcoming Senate polls, ARY News reported Monday night. According to ARY News correspondent Rafay Hussain, a party session at MQM-P's Bahadurabad office was underway when Amir Khan and some other leaders objected upon the nomination of Deputy Convener Kamran Tessori for Senate polls. Farooq Sattar, who was leading the session, left…

Mushahid Hussain Syed resigns from Senate, rejoins PML-N

LAHORE:  Pakistan Muslim League (Quaid-e-Azam) Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed on Sunday stepped down from his seat in the Senate and rejoined the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N). The senator called on former premier and PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif today at his Lahore residence at the latter's invitation, where he decided to join the ruling party. He reportedly accepted Sharif's offer to join the party and said he will be a part of the struggle for sanctity of vote and supremacy of the Constitution. Close aides of…

ECP issues Senate poll schedule for Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Following the announcement of formal schedule of Senate elections in all four provinces, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Sunday issued the polling schedule for the two Senate seats from Islamabad. The top electoral body is yet to announce a schedule for the elections of senators from Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA). According to the ECP, the polling to elect legislators for the upper house of the parliament will be held on March 3. Nomination papers for Senate elections in…

MQM-P in jolt as PSP enters Senate election race with turncoats

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) is likely to suffer a major setback after the Pak Sarza­meen Party (PSP) announced to field its candidates from Sindh in the upcoming Senate election. Mustafa Kamal-led PSP enjoys support of eight members of the Sindh Assembly, who quit the MQM and joined the PSP in March 2016 after Kamal returned to the city and shook the political landscape with startling ‘allegations’ against his former party. Lawmakers who have joined the PSP include seven MPAs of the MQM-P —…