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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has cast his vote for the Senate elections on Wednesday at the Parliament House.
The prime minister arrived at the Assembly hall also interacted with the MNAs of PTI and allied parties. He received a rapturous welcome as he cast his vote with many party members raised slogans.
In the federal capital where the National Assembly hall has been declared the polling station, Shafiq Arain was the first one to cast the vote followed by Faisal Vawda. Opposition leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif has also cast his vote for the Senate election.
Other prominent figures who have so far cast their vote include Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Minister for Planning Asad Umar, Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, Minister for Communications Murad Saeed, and Minister for Science Fawad Chaudhary.
In the federal capital, Abdul Hafeez Sheikh of PTI and Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani of PPP are vying for the general seat whilst for the women seat, Fauzia Arshad of PTI and Farzana Kausar of PML (N) are in the field.
The polling is being held on 37 vacant seats of the Senate at the parliament house and three provincial assemblies including Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. Eleven senators will be elected from Sindh and 12 each from Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.