11 March 2021: According to sources, the PTI has garnered weighty support even before the 12th March election of the Chairman and Deputy Chairman Senate. The PML-F and the MQM have expressed their intention to vote for the nominee of their coalition party and assured that they will vote for the government candidate only.
The only Muslim League-Functional candidate named Muzaffar Hussain Shah will support the ruling party in this important election.
Earlier, MQM female member Khalida Ateeb, who is in ‘Iddat, had announced that she would take oath as a new member in Islamabad along with her son, after sought consultation and fulfilling Shariah requirements. She said that she would cast her vote only for the PTI candidate after which the ruling party further strengthened its position.
According to the schedule, the members of the Senate will retire today on March 11 and the newly elected members will take oath on March 12 and this will be followed by the election of Chairman and Deputy Chairman.
To recall that the ruling party PTI has the upper hand in the elections to the Provincial Assemblies and the National Assembly in connection with the election of a total of 48 seats in the Senate. The PTI won 18 new seats and a total of 28 seats while the People’s Party The party has won 8 new and total 21 seats, PML-N has won 5 new and 18 seats in total, BAP has won 6 new and 12 seats in total. In addition, MQM Pakistan has also won a total of 3 seats, PML-Q has won one seat, independent candidates have won 6 seats so far, but despite being the largest party in the PTI Senate, a majority in the House. Failed to get still.