Counting underway as polling time for Senate elections comes to an end

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First Senate seat goes to independent Abdul Qadir from Balochistan; JUI-F’s Haider and BNP candidate also win: unofficial results.

ISLAMABAD – The polling time for 37 seats of the Senate came to a close at 5pm after voting was held smoothly under the supervision of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) with a total of 78 candidates contesting from Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Islamabad. The counting of votes is currently underway.

The first Senate hopeful to be declared a winner on a general seat was independent candidate Abdul Qadir from Balochistan, according to unofficial and unverified results.

Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri of the JUI-F and Muhammad Qasim of the BNP were also declared winners on general seats from Balochistan.