According to a report by Geo News, the returning officer, who introduced the outcomes after counting ended in the National Assembly, mentioned that six of the overall 340 ballots solid in the National Assembly have been rejected.
After dropping the hotly contested (*18*) Senate common seat, Prime Minister Imran Khan has introduced his determination to search a vote of confidence from the National Assembly.
“Those standing with Imran Khan will likely be seen on one aspect and people who aren’t, and suppose they just like the ideology of the PPP and PML-N have each proper to be a part of their ranks,” mentioned Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
After the announcement of his victory in the Senate election, Yousaf Raza Gillani mentioned at a press convention, “This is the victory of democracy…The (*18*) seat was an important seat in the Senate elections and everybody was eyeing it. [Through my win], the PDM has been victorious.”
“Democracy is the perfect revenge. Jeya Bhutto!” mentioned PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari in a tweet following Gillani’s win.
While Gillani secured 169 votes, Shaikh received 164.
“My sincerest felicitations to Mr Yousuf Raza Gilani on his wonderful victory in the Senate elections,” tweeted Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) founder Nawaz Sharif.
My sincerest felicitations to Mr. Yousuf Raza Gilani on his wonderful victory in the Senate elections.
— Nawaz Sharif (@NawazSharifMNS) 1614782801000
PML-N vice chairman Maryam Nawaz additionally tweeted her congratulations to Gilani and the PDM. She congratulated the Members of National Assembly (MNAs) of the PML-N for accepting PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif’s stance and “refusing to bow down and promote out”.
“Well executed PML-N! The future is yours,” mentioned Maryam.
In one other put up, she claimed that “the pretend mandate has been snatched again by the individuals’s representatives”.
The polling for 37 seats of Pakistan’s Senate got here to a detailed at 5 pm for a complete of 78 candidates contesting from Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and (*18*).
The polls have been held after a long-drawn open poll controversy that saved the ruling occasion and opposition in a confrontation and a authorized battle earlier than the Supreme Court on Monday introduced that the elections for the Upper House of the Parliament will likely be held by way of secret poll, in accordance to Article 226 of the Pakistan Constitution.