Syed Ali Shah:

QUETTA: Former Balochistan Chief Minister, Mir Quddus Bizenjo, secured victory in the Senate by-poll, marking a significant win for the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) in the province. Bizenjo clinched the seat with 23 votes, affirming his position as Senator for the province. “Credit for my victory goes to President Asif Ali Zardari”, Mr. Bizenjo told Daily Quetta Voice after his election.

Domki Is The Brother Of Former Caretaker CM Balochistan

Joining him in the Senate are Dostain Domki and Shakoor Khan Ghabizai, representing the Pakistan Muslim League (N) and Jamiat ul Ulema e Islam (JUI) respectively. Domki, brother of former caretaker Chief Minister Ali Mardan Khan Domki, garnered 17 votes, while Ghabizai secured 16. “I am thankful to all lawmakers”, Mr. Domki told reporters outside the Balochistan Assembly.

61 Lawmakers Cast Their Votes

With a turnout of 61 lawmakers, the election showcased a diverse political landscape, with Mobeen Khilji of the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) securing five votes. The triumphant performance of PPP, PML N, and JUI F in the by-polls underscores the shifting dynamics within Balochistan’s political arena.

As the newly elected senators prepare to take office, the results signal a potential reshaping of political alliances and priorities within the province. Balochistan awaits the impact of these developments on its governance and representation in the upper house. The ruling coalition including the PPP and PML N in Balochistan got two senate seats in the by-poll whereas the JUI got one seat.

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Quetta Voice is an English Daily covering all unfolding political, economic and social issues relating to Balochistan, Pakistan's largest province in terms of area. QV's main focus is on stories related to education, promotion of quality education and publishing reports about out of school children in the province. QV has also a vigilant eye on health, climate change and other key sectors.