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Senate election in Balochistan challenged

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QUETTA: Two separate petitions have been filed in the Balochistan High Court and one in the Supreme Court’s Lahore registry against the recent held Senate elections.

Speaker Balochistan Assembly Aslam Bhotani and general secretary of National Party Tahir Bazinjo had approached the court.

Bhotani had raised a matter of allocation of funds of Rs650 million to a provincial lawmaker.

The court while accepting the application ordered the Provincial chief secretary to submit a complete report on the development funds issued to lawmakers.

It also directed the provincial government to halt funds issued to Abdul Qadir Gilani.

Similarly, Bazinjo in his plea asked the court to look into the allegations that the funds were actually meant to garner support of the provincial legislators.

He requested the court to issue an order of holding fresh Senate elections.

The hearing of the applications would be held on March 12.

Moreover, Barrister Zafarullah Jamali has also submitted a petition in the Supreme Court’s Lahore registry for Senate re-elections.

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