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Thursday Feb 18 2021
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Senate election: Candidates elected unopposed on technocratic, women's seats in Punjab

  • Four Senate election candidates contesting for technocratic and women's reserved seats have been elected unopposed
  • PTI's Ali Zafar, PML-N's Azam Nazir Tarar won the technocrats' seat
  • PTI's Dr Zarqa and PML-N's Sadia Abbasi were elected unopposed for the women's seats


Four Senate election candidates contesting for technocratic and women's reserved seats — two each — in Punjab have been elected unopposed on Thursday.

According to the Punjab Election Commissioner, PTI's Ali Zafar and PML-N's Azam Nazir Tarar won the technocrats' seat. Meanwhile, PTI's candidate Ataullah Khan withdrew his nomination papers for the technocrats' seat.

PTI's Dr Zarqa and PML-N's Sadia Abbasi were also elected unopposed from Punjab for the women's' seats.

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The province's election commissioner said that Abbasi was the covering candidate and was declared successful after Saira Tarar did not appear for her paper's scrutiny.