QUETTA: At least 28 candidates from various political parties and independent candidates have filed their nomination papers for 11 Senate seats from Balochistan.
According to reports, Mohammad Akram from National Party (NP) , Humayon Aziz Kurd from Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP), Nizamuddin Kakar from Awami National Party (ANP), Amir Afzal Khan from the Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N), AYousaf Khan Kakar from Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP), Sardar Shafeeq Tareen from PkMAP, and Maulvi Faiz Mohammad from Jamiat Ulema-e Islam (JUI-F) have filed their nomination papers for general seats.
Among the independent candidates Mohammad Sadiq Sanjrani, Ahmed Khan, Mohammad Abdul Qadir, Alauddin, Anwarul Haq Kakar, Kauda Babar, Fateh Mohammad Baloch and Hussain Islam have filed their nomination papers as. Seven candidates are in the run for two technocrat seats. Those who have filed papers for technocrat seats include Tahir Bizenjo from NP, Kamran Murtaza JUI-F, Hussain Islam as an independent candidate, Nizamuddin from NP, Naseebullah Barzai from PML-N, Dr Manaf Tareen from PkMAP and Abdul Qadir have filed papers as independent candidates.
For two women seats, Tahira Khursheed Baloch from NP, Sana Jamali as an independent, Shama Parveen Magsi from JUI-F, Abida Umar from PkMAP and Samina Mumtaz from PML-N have filed their nomination papers. As well, Sofia Saeed Shah has filed her papers for technocrat and women seats besides, Dr Mohan Manjiani who has filed papers for a Non-Muslim seat in the Senate from Sindh.
Published in The Balochistan Point on February 8, 2018