Peshawar, March 3
Gurdeep Singh of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf get together on Wednesday turned the primary turban-clad Sikh consultant from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan’s Senate when he defeated rival candidates on a minority seat by an enormous margin within the election to the higher chamber of Parliament.
Singh secured 103 votes within the Home of 145 whereas Jamiat Ulema-e Islam (Fazlur) candidate Ranjeet Singh secured simply 25 votes and Asif Bhatti of the Awami Nationwide Celebration acquired 12.
The Election Fee authorities knowledgeable that 5 votes of minority candidates have been rejected by the Presiding Officer.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mehmud Khan had claimed that Singh would safe 102 votes whereas he obtained yet another vote indicating that one Opposition member additionally voted in his favour.
Singh, who hails from Swat district, is the primary turban-clad Sikh consultant from the province within the Senate.
Hindu neighborhood chief Haroon Sarabdiyal hailed the election of Singh as Senator from the province, saying it’s good omen for the minority neighborhood.
The overall power of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf get together led by Prime Minister Imran Khan within the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Meeting is 94. The additional votes have been polled by the members of the parliamentary events supporting the PTI within the province.
The members of the Senate – the higher home of parliament – are elected for six-year phrases. PTI