PPP’s Waqar elected senator unopposed

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Pakistan People’s Party leader Waqar Mehdi was elected senator unopposed on a vacant seat on Saturday.

All the MQM-P candidates withdrew from the Senate election under an agreement, while PPP candidate Aziz Dhamra also withdrew his nomination papers, after which Mehdi was elected unopposed.

This is the first time that a senator has been elected uncontested from a Sindh seat. The Election Commission of Pakistan has also issued a notification in this regard.