Owing to the unexpected victory of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) in Senate elections on Islamabad seat, Prime Minister (PM) Khan has announced to take vote-of-confidence of the parliament.
Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mahmood Qureshi while addressing a conference, along with notable federal ministers highlighted the premiers decision.
Joint candidate of the opposition political forefront – PDM Yousaf Raza Gillani defeated PTI’s candidate Abdul Hafeez Sheikh in Senate polls on Wednesday.
Yousaf Raza Gillani taking a marginal lead of 5 votes, secured 169 votes while 164 votes were casted in Abdul Hafeez’s affirmation. A total of 7 votes got negated by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)
Meanwhile considering the women quota, 174 votes were casted in favour of PTI candidate Fauzia Arshad whereas PML-N candidate Farzana Kausar got 161 votes. It is pertinent to be stated here that 5 votes of the parliamentarians got rejected by ECP.