MQM nominates seven candidates for Senate elections

Candidates nominated for seven general, two women, two minority and two technocrat seats.

Web Desk February 13, 2012

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has nominated 13 people for 11 seats for the upcoming Senate elections.

The seats include seven general, two women, two minority and two technocrat seats.

For the general seats, Kunwar Khalid Younis, Kunwar Naveed Jameel, Arshad Bohra, Col (retd) Syed Tahir Hussain Mashhadi, Nasreen Jalil, Barrister Farogh Naseem and Ali Sherzai were nominated, while for the women seats, Nasreen Jalil and Sheila Latif were nominated.

Punjho Beel and Amir Maseeh were nominated for the minority seats, and Farogh Naseem and Ali Shaikh Zai nominated for the technocrat ones.

According to the schedule notified by the election commission, candidates for Senate elections can file their nomination papers till February 14. Their scrutiny will be completed by February 17 and the list of contesting candidates would be finalised by February 24, for polling on March 2.

The elections will be held for 54 seats – 50 seats vacated by graduating senators and four new seats reserved for minorities. The provincial assemblies, which constitute the electoral college for the upper house of parliament, would be electing 12 senators each.


Mohammad Ali Siddiqui | 11 years ago | Reply

Thank you Express Tribune for publishing the names of the prospective Senate candidates.

MQM is a coalition partner of PPP in the government and it is not clear as yet whether MQM Senators have to contest the elections or there have been an understanding between MQM and PPP that all the candidates who got tickets from MQM and PPP will be elected unopposed?

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