QUETTA: Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) leader Khalid Bizenjo has been declared a winner in today’s polling on Senate seat from Balochistan.
As per details, the senate seat from Balochistan had fallen vacant after the recent death of Senator Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo.
Mir Khalid Bizenjo from Balochistan Awami Party (BAP), Dr Muneer Baloch from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Ghaus from Jamiat Uleme-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) contested the election.
Later, the PTI announced its support for the BAP’s contestant after holding a meeting with the provincial ministers and candidates of BAP.
The PTI decided to vote for BAP’s Mir Khalid Bizenjo after meeting a delegation comprising the candidate himself alongside other leaders including Salim Khosa, Mitha Khan, Lala Rasheed Dashti.
Announcing the results after the polling, Provincial Election Commissioner and Presiding Officer Muhammad Razzaq said that a total of 61 votes were cast out of which Mir Khalid Bizenjo of Balochistan Awami Party won with 38 votes. The provincial election commission said that two votes were rejected.
BAP has overall 24 seats in the Balochistan Assembly, whereas, JUI-F and Balochistan National Party (BNP) have 10 seats each, PTI, 7, Awami National Party (ANP), 4, and BNP Awami, 3, Hazara Democratic Party (HDP), 2, Jamhoori Wattan Party (JWP), 1, Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP), 1, and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), 1.