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PPP emerges largest party in Senate with 24 seats

PML-N and PTI with 19 members each place second

By News Desk

April 3, 2024 10:20 AM


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After the Senate elections held on April 2, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has emerged as the largest party in the upper house clinching 24 seats. Following closely behind, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) succeeded in securing 19 seats each.

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According to the 24News HD TV channel, this development underscores a notable shift in the Senate's composition, with other political parties including nationalist and religious parties also making gains.
Maulana Fazlur Rehman's Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) now boasts five senators while the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) secured 4 seats in the Senate elections.
The Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) and Awami National Party (ANP) each acquired 3 senators.
The Balochistan National Party (BNP), National Party (NP), and Pakistan Muslim League Quaid (PML-Q) have their representation in the Upper House with one senator each.
Furthermore, there are five independent senators in the Senate too.
Notably, the total Senate membership stands at 85 right now, with 11 seats from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa yet to be filled.

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 Senate elections take place under Article 59 of the Constitution. Each of the four provincial assemblies shall elect in the next Senate election twenty three members from their respective provinces that include fourteen on general seats, four on seats reserved for technocrats including Ulema, four on seats reserved for women and one on seat reserved for non-Muslims. Four members i.e. two on general seats, one technocrat including Aalim and one woman are elected from the Federal Capital.
The Senate is a permanent legislative body which symbolizes a process of continuity in the national affairs. The term of its members is six years. However, one-half of its members retire every three years. A casual vacancy in the Senate, caused by resignation, death, incapacitation, disqualification or removal of a member, is filled through election by the respective Electoral College and the member so elected holds office for the un-expired term of the member whose vacancy he has filled.
A person seeking election to the Senate should not be less than thirty years of age and should be registered as a voter in an area or province from where he seeks election and should meet other qualifications prescribed under Article 62 of the Constitution.
After the Senate has been duly constituted, at its first meeting, it elects from amongst its members, a Chairman and Deputy Chairman. Whenever the office of the Chairman or the Deputy Chairman becomes vacant the Senate elects another member as Chairman or as the case may be, the Deputy Chairman. Term of office of the Chairman and the Deputy Chairman is three years. In the absence of the Chairman, the Deputy Chairman acts as Chairman.


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