ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan on Monday upheld its earlier decision on the results of seven general seats of Senate from Balochistan, officials told The Express Tribune.
The commission had earlier withheld the results after a number of applications were filed to the returning officers, requesting a recount in the province.
Returning Officer Abdul Jabbar Jamali after hearing the applicants today maintained his declaration on the vote count, officials added.
From the seven general seats, contested by 18 candidates, the initial victors were said to be Nawabzada Saifullah Magsi of PPP, (son of governor Balochistan), Sardar Fateh Muhammad Hassani and Yousuf Baloch of the PPP, Hafiz Hamdullah Saboor of the JUI-F, Mir Israr Zehri of BNP-A, Daud Khan of the ANP and Saeedul Hassan Mandokhail of PML-Q.
Those who had challenged the results also included Balochistan Assembly Speaker Aslam Bhotani and MPA Nawab Shah.