Lahore (Staff Report): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Waleed Iqbal and Seemi Aizdi have won two seats of Senate from Punjab.
Waleed Iqbal won on a general seat and Seemi Aizdi emerged winner on a reserved seat for women.
The polling began at 9am and continued till 4pm without any break.
PTI has fielded Iqbal and Aizdi while Saud Majeed and Saira Afzal Tarar were the candidates of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’ candidate.
These seats fell vacant in the light of the verdict of Supreme Court to de-notify Haroon Akhtar Khan and Saadia Abbasi as Senators for possessing dual nationality.
As far as the party position is concerned, PTI holds 180 seats in the Punjab Assembly while it also bags the support of coalition partners including PML-Q’s 10 MPAs and two independent lawmakers.
Out of 371 total provincial seats, PML-N holds 167 seats. Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has seven seats in the Punjab Assembly and it has announced to support the PML-N’s candidates.