Complete polling for the 37 seats during the Senate Elections 2021 has come to an end and the counting has begun.
According to details, the doors of the National Assembly (NA) Hall have been shut after the end of polling time at the Senate Elections 2021.
The voting process has begun at 9 AM at the Parliament House. Shafiq Arain of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was the first lawmaker who cast his vote in the Senate elections followed by PTI’s Faisal Vawda.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had announced that the polls will be held as provided in the Constitution and Law as per past practice. According to the official announcement, ECP is taking all possible steps and measures to complete its constitutional duty to check that corrupt practices in the Senate polls are guarded against.
The voting process in the Senate can be complex and it only involves our elected representatives.
The constitutional term of senators is 6 years and every 3 years half of the members of the Senate retire after completing their term and half of the members are newly elected.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is likely to become the largest party in the upper house with 28 seats after the Senate Election 2021, while the number of government and opposition members in the 100-member house is expected to be almost equal.
PPP is likely to become the second-largest party with 19 seats, PML-N third with 18 seats, and Balochistan Awami Party fourth with 12 seats.
According to Election Commission officials, elections will be held for 48 Senate seats this time. There will be no elections for FATA seats, which will reduce the number of Senate seats from 104 to 10.
It is pertinent to mention here that Abdul Hafeez Sheikh of PTI and Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani of PPP are contesting for the general seat.