KARACHI: Sindh Election Commissioner, S.M. Tariq Qadri here on Thursday evening announced results (unofficial) for seven senate seats (general) contested by eight members of the provincial assembly.
Addressing a press conference, the provincial election commissioner said five seats have been won by Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) whereas two by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).
The sole candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (Functional), Imamdin Shaukeen could secure 13 votes, he said.
Two of the MQM members Khushbakht Shujaat and Mian Muhammad Atiq Shah bagged 22 votes each.
Islamuddin Shaikh of PPP gained 24 votes followed by his party colleagues Saleem Mandviwala and Engineer Gyanchand clinching 21 votes each.
Abdul Rehman (Rehman Malik) and Abdul Latif AnsarI, also of PPP, got 20 votes each, said the election commissioner.
He reminded that the official results of votes cast by the Sindh Assembly Members, for provincial representation in the upper house of the parliament, would be formally announced by the office of Pakistan Election Commission.
The official announcement, he said is also linked to submission by the concerned senators of their respective asset details to the office of election commission.
S.M. Tariq Qadri said the poll proceedings were conducted in an extremely smooth manner, with no complaint registered or even informally made by any side.
It started on time and while the pace was slow in the morning hours it gained momentum with the passage of time with, turning the vote casting ratio to 98.6 percent, said the election commissioner.
He also mentioned that of all the 11 Sindh seats in the senate, four candidates were already elected unopposed.
These were said to be for seats reserved for technocrats and women respectively.
He said Thursday’s exercise helped PPP clinch seven seats followed by four of MQM in the upper house of the country.