Mohsin Naqvi, Ahad Cheema among 7 Punjab senators elected.

Mohsin naqvi and Ahad cheema among 7 senators from Punjab were elected without facing any opposition.

Before the upcoming Senate election scheduled for April 2, seven individuals affiliated with various political parties have been elected as senators from Punjab without any opposition.

Among those elected unopposed are Pervaiz Rasheed, Nasir Mehmood, and Talal Chaudhry from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

Additionally, Mohsin Naqvi, the Interior Minister, and Ahad Cheema, the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs, have also secured their positions as senators uncontested. Raja Nasir Abbas, supported by the Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC), and Hamid Khan are also among the newly-elected senators.

Mustafa Ramday withdrew his nomination for the technocrat seat, while Shahzad Waseem, Musadik Malik, Walid Iqbal, and Umar Ijaz Cheema withdrew from the general seats.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has announced the Senate elections to fill 48 vacant seats. With the expiration of the incumbent senators’ six-year terms, 52 seats in the upper house will be vacant.

However, elections will be held for 48 senators, as four reserved seats for the former Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) were abolished after the 25th Constitutional amendment.

The elections will include polling for seven general seats, two for women, two for technocrats (including Ulema), and one for non-Muslims from Sindh and Punjab.

Members from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Balochistan will also elect senators for seven general seats, two for women, and two for technocrats (including Ulema).

Furthermore, members of the National Assembly will elect one general seat and one for technocrats (including Ulema) from the federal capital.

The Election Commission has appointed returning officers (ROs) in Islamabad and the four provinces for the Senate election. ECP Director General Training Saeed Gul will serve as the Returning Officer (RO) in the federal capital, while provincial election commissioners Aijaz Anwar Chohan, Sharifullah, Shamshad Khan, and Muhammad Farid Afridi will be returning officers in Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Balochistan, respectively.