ISLAMABAD: Polling for Senate election has commenced in the National Assembly along with Sindh, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan assemblies.
Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja visited the National Assembly Hall to review the polling process.
Voting was to start at the Parliament House in Islamabad and the provincial assemblies of Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at 09:00 am till 5:00 pm without any break.
Today, polling is due on 37 seats of the 104-member house. The National Assembly members will vote for one general seat and one women’s seat from Islamabad. Voting will be held for 11 seats of Sindh and 12 each of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.
However, In Punjab, there were 11 seats but thanks to the efforts of the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid-e-Azam (PML-Q) leadership all the senators have been elected unopposed. Therefore, there will be no polling in Punjab today.
Overall, 48 senators will be elected this year.