Polling commences for Senate elections in Sindh


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KARACHI: The process of polling for electing 12 new Senators from Sindh Saturday started here at Provincial Assembly building.

The polling would continue till 4.00 p.m. without any break. Sindh Assembly building has been declared as the polling station. Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah, cast the first vote.

In all, there are 33 candidates for the 12 Senate seats from the  province of Sindh.

As many as 165 MPAs from Sindh are eligible to cast votes out of the total strength of 168.

Strict security arrangements have been made for the Senate polls. As many as 133 candidates are in the run for the 52 Senate seats  in the country.They will replace 52 Senators who will retire on March 11.

The tenure of the new Senators will be of six years’ period. —APP