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#SenateElection2021: Major blow to PTI, Hafeez Sheikh loses to Yousaf Raza Gillani

Gilani got 169 votes while votes in favour of Hafeez Sheikh were 164

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Hafeez Sheikh loses to Yousaf Raza Gillani, Major blow to PTI in Senate Election 2021.

After the completion of polling for the Senate election at the National Assembly along with three provincial assemblies – Sindh, Baluchistan, and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, the results have started to pour in.

In a major blow to the ruling Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf has lost the Islamabad senate seat to the opposition.

PPP and PDM’s joint candidate Yousaf Raza Gillani has defeated PTI’s candidate Hafeez Sheikh.

As per the polling results:

Gilani: 169 votes

Hafeez Sheikh: 164 votes

Total votes: 333

Votes rejected: 6

Vote not polled: 1

After the latest development, Hafeez Sheikh will have to step down in June as a federal minister and resume as the adviser to the PM on finance.

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Meanwhile, former president Asif Ali Zardari got a second ballot paper by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) after wasting the first one.

 Zardari asked the commission to issue him another ballot paper as due to his hand tremors he made a mistake on his first one.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)  issued a second ballot paper to former president Asif Ali Zardari after his first ballot got wasted.

 

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.