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The ruling coalition wins all 19 Senate seats in the polls.



The PPP and PML-N, the coalition partners, won elections for 19 Senate seats in Punjab, Sindh, and Islamabad. However, the election for 11 seats in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was postponed because the speaker of the KP Assembly refused to give oaths to the women and minority lawmakers-elect from the PML-N who were running for reserved seats.

With 11 victories, the PPP secured the most seats, with six going to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz. One seat was won by the MQM-Pakistan, and another seat was won by an independent candidate.

Nineteen Senate seats were up for election, including two from Islamabad, five from Punjab, and twelve from Sindh. Voting was open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


With 224 votes, PPP candidate Rana Mahmoodul Hassan won the general seat from Islamabad; Farzand Hussain Shaqh, an independent, received 79 votes.

Ishaq Dar of the PML-N won the technocrat position with 222 votes, while Ansar Kiyani, an independent, garnered 81 votes. Seven votes were disqualified for each of the general and technocrat seats during the counting process.


In Sindh, the PPP was able to win five general seats, two seats for women, two seats for technocrats, and one seat for a minority.

Quratulain Marri of the PPP and Rubina Khalid of the PPP received 59 and 58 votes, respectively, to secure Senate seats. Sarmad Ali of the PPP and Barrister Zamir Ghumro of the Conservative Party received 59 and 58 votes, respectively, to win the technocrat seat. Regarding the general seats, Ashraf Jatoi received 22, Masroor Ahsan received 21, Nadeem Bhutto received 21, and Kazim Ali of the PPP received 21 votes.

Ponjomal Bheel won the minority seat with 117 votes, while Dost Ali Jaisar received 21 votes to win.

Independent candidate Faisal Vawda received 21 votes to win one of the two Sindh general seats, while MQM candidate Amir Chishti also received 21 votes to win the other seat.


Masood Malik won the technocrat seat with 121 votes, while Mohammad Aurangzeb received 128 votes. With 253 votes, PML-N’s Khalil Tahir won the minority seat; Anusha Rahman and Bushra Anjum Butt won the women’s seat with 125 and 123 votes, respectively.


Without any opposition, all 11 Senate candidates from the Balochistan Assembly have been elected.


The controversy surrounding the KP Assembly speaker’s unwillingness to administer the oath to women and minority lawmakers-elect from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on the reserved seats has caused the Senate elections for 11 seats in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to be postponed.

The Pakistani Election Commission earlier finished all of the preparations for the country’s Senate elections, which are set for this Tuesday. There were up to 59 individuals vying for the Senate seat.


Following the elections, the PPP has 24 seats in the Senate, more than any other party. The PML-N and PTI are next, each with 19 seats. The Awami National Party has three seats, the Balochistan Awami Party has four, and the Jamaat-e-Islami has five. Eleven other members have also been successful in becoming senators.


The federal capital’s one general seat, one technocrat seat, two women’s seats, two technocrat/ulema seats, and one non-Muslim seat from Punjab were all up for election. Elections were also held in Sindh for seven general seats, two women’s seats, two technocrat/ulema seats, and one non-Muslim seat.

Elections were also scheduled to be held in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for seven general, two women, and two technocrat seats.

There were 29 general seats up for election, 8 female members, 9 technocrat/ulema seats, and 2 non-Muslim seats.


For the Senate elections, ballot papers were printed in four distinct colours. For general seats, white papers were used; for technocrat seats, green; for women’s seats, pink; and for minority seats, yellow.

For the open seats, 147 applicants filed their candidature papers, according to the ECP. Seven of them were from the general seats in Punjab, and eighteen of them were elected without opposition.

Similar to this, there was no opposition faced by senators running for seven general seats, two women’s seats, and two ulema/technocrat seats in Balochistan.

The elections, according to the ECP, were held to fill the seats left empty by the retirement of half of the incumbent senators on March 12. Elections were held for 48 senatorial seats after the 52 senators served their full six-year terms and resigned.

After Khyber Pakhtunkhwa merged with the erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) regions, four seats were eliminated.

As a result, there are now 96 Senate seats instead of the original 100. A comprehensive code of conduct for political parties and candidates was recently released by the ECP in advance of the Senate elections.


The objective of the code was to ensure impartiality, honesty, and equity during the voting procedure. Political parties and the candidates running in the elections were subject to strict guidelines enforced under the code of conduct.

They were forbidden from engaging in corrupt or unlawful acts and asked to refrain from stirring up controversy surrounding the electoral watchdog. Furthermore, it was strictly prohibited for public office holders to assist in influencing the results of elections.


The PML-N won by a greater margin in by-elections than in general elections.




Statistics indicate that the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) and its allies’ candidates won by a wider margin in by-elections than in the general elections held in Kasur and Lahore.

Because the PML-N and its allies kept the seats they had previously lost, their victories in Lahore and Kasur are not particularly noteworthy.

However, their lead over their runners-up is greater than the lead their previous winners had in general elections, which is something their leaders and employees should be proud of, especially in light of the fact that their political rivals are holding nationwide demonstrations to protest the notion that their mandate was stolen in general elections.

Let’s examine fasts.

In the general elections, Maryam Nawaz emerged victorious in NA-119 Lahore-III, leading by 15,479 points, while in the by-polls, PML-N candidate Ali Pervaiz Malik triumphed over his opponent Shehzad Farooq by a margin of 26, 889.

Kasur II (NA-132) In the general election, Shehbaz Sharif was victorious against his adversary Sardar Muhammad Hussain Dogar, leading by 26,115. Meanwhile, in the by-election, PML-N candidate Malik Rasheed Ahmad defeated Dogar, leading by 55,869.

PML-N candidate Malik Riaz defeated PTI-backed candidate Muhammad Khan Madani in by-polls with a margin of 15,293, while PML-N candidate Hamza Shehbaz Sharif won by-elections in PP-147 with a lead of 5,339 over Madani.

In the general elections in PP-149, IPP candidate Aleem Khan defeated Zeeshan Rasheed, the candidate supported by the PTI, by a margin of 3,758. In the by-elections, IPP candidate Shoaib Siddiqui defeated Zeeshan Rasheed, the candidate of the SIC, by a margin of 21,522.

In general elections, Shehbaz Sharif of the PML-N defeated Muhammad Yousaf, the candidate supported by the PTI, by a margin of 1,180 votes in PP-64, whereas Rashid Minhas of the PLM-N defeated Muhammad Yousaf, the candidate of the SIC, by a margin of 5,718 votes in by-polls.

The only constituency in the by-election where the PML-N candidate has a somewhat smaller margin of victory is PP-158. In general elections, PML-N candidate Shehbaz Sharif had defeated PTI-backed adversary Yousaf Ali in this constituency by a margin of 14,795 votes; however, in by-polls, PML-N candidate Muhammad Nawaz had defeated SIC candidate Moonis Elahi by a margin of 12,147 votes.

The PML-N leadership attributes this win to its economic policies, particularly to the steps made by Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz, like the Ramazan Nigehban Package and the lowering of roti and naan prices.

The government’s dynamic economic policies, according to a statement from Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, are what allowed the PML-N to win the by-election by a landslide.

PML-N leader Atta Tarar had stated that the public trusted the administration and appreciated its people-friendly actions, rejecting the PTI’s “confrontation” politics.

On social media, Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz greeted the party members and declared that the PML-N is the genuine representative of Pakistan’s people.

She claimed that the PTI’s allegations that the elections were rigged were refuted by the results of the by-elections.

Conversely, Sunni Itehad Council (SIC), which was formed through a merger with PIT, did not receive the same level of public support in by-polls as its candidates did in general elections.

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2024 by-election: PML-N leads for provincial seats and NA




For five NA seats and sixteen open provincial assembly seats, by-elections were conducted.

In the National Assembly, the Sunni Ittehad Council, Pakistan People’s Party, and an independent candidate each gained one member, while the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) claimed two seats, according to unofficial and unverified results.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz won nine of the twelve seats up for grabs in the Punjab Assembly. The Pakistan People’s Party, the Istekham-e-Pakistan Party, and the Pakistan Muslim League-Q each secured one seat.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Balochistan National Party each secured one seat in the assembly of Balochistan.

The independent candidate and the Sunni Ittehad Council each secured one seat.

In the by-elections, voting began at 8 AM and went uninterrupted until 5 PM.

“The victory of the PML-N candidates is a manifestation of the people’s trust,” Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif said, congratulating the newly elected members of the National and Provincial Assemblies.

According to Shehbaz Sharif, when the economy improves and people receive alleviation, public sentiment is clearly shifting.

According to him, the public benefits from forecasts of economic progress made by news agencies, international financial institutions, and surveys.

According to him, only mutual cooperation and political discourse can eliminate the objections and weaknesses in the democratic process.

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The NA-81 victory of the PML-N candidate is ruled invalid by the LHC.




PTI candidate Bilal Ijaz’s petition against the electoral commission’s ruling was granted by High Court Judge Shahid Karim.

The bench questioned, “How the election commission could neglect the Supreme Court’s decision.” “Isn’t it a contempt of court to ignore the ruling of the highest court?” asked the bench. The court questioned how the election commission could become involved once the voting process was over.

PTI candidate Bilal Ijaz claimed in his petition to have won the election in February 2008 with a lead of more than 7,000 votes. “With a margin of 3,100 votes, PML-N candidate Azhar Qayyum Nahra was declared the winner in the recount.”

Bilal Ijaz argued, “The petitioner’s over 10,000 votes were discarded in the recount.” The petitioner contended that the election commission was not authorized to request a recount following the tribunal’s establishment.

He implored the court to deem the ECP’s decision for recounting void.

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