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Polling underway for 37 Senate seats from Islamabad, KP, Sindh & Baluchistan

Polling is currently underway for 37 Senate seats from Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkwa, Sindh and Baluchistan.

Previously, 11 senators were elected unopposed from Punjab.

Polling is currently being held for 12 seats each from Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 11 from Sindh and two from Islamabad.

MPAs from Sindh, Baluchistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will cast their vote for the candidates fielded from their provinces while MNAs will choose the representative from the federal capital.

Yousaf Raza Gilani vs Hafeez Sheikh

A tough competition is expected in the National Assembly for the Islamabad seat where former Prime Minister and PDM candidate Yousuf Raza Gilani is contesting against the Minister of Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh.

The total members of the National Assembly are 341 (one seat – NA-75 is vacant) and the PTI candidate apparently enjoys the support of 180 MNAs.

Yousaf Raza Gilani enjoys the support of 161 MNAs, including 83 of the PML-N, 55 of the PPP and 15 of MMA and the rest of the allied parties like the ANP, BNP and three out of total four independents.

Last night, a video surfaced of Ali Haider Gilani allegedly telling a PTI MNA how to waste his vote.

Both sides have expressed confidence regarding their chances for victory.

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