Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has emerged as the majority party in the Senate after the elections on thirty-seven vacant seats of the Upper House held on Wednesday.
According to the unofficial and unconfirmed results of the polling held in the National Assembly and the provincial assemblies of Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan, PTI bagged thirteen seats, PPP eight, Balochistan Awami Party six, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl three, Awami National Party and Muttahida Qaumi Movement two each and Balochistan National Party secured one seat. Two seats were won by independent candidates.
In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, PTI won ten seats, while ANP and JUI-F got one each.
In the federal capital, joint opposition’s candidate Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani secured victory defeating PTI’s candidate Dr. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh on general seat, while PTI’s Fouzia Arshad defeated the opposition’s candidate Farzana Kausar on women seat.
In Sindh, PPP remained victorious on seven seats, while MQM and PTI won two seats each.
In Balochistan, Balochistan Awami Party bagged six seats, JUI-F two and Balochistan National Party and ANP got one seat each. Two independent candidates also won from the province.
In Punjab, all the eleven candidates had already been elected unopposed in which PTI and PML-N got five seats each and PML-Q got one seat.