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Opposition won’t get single seat in Senate: Marriyum Aurangzeb

State Minister for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb on Saturday has said that opposition parties will not get a single seat in Senate.
Talking to media in Islamabad, Marriyum Aurangzeb said people always welcome ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif wherever he goes as he has done a lot for the general masses. She said that an elected PM was removed on the basis of Iqama.
No evidence was found against Nawaz Sharif, she added.
The minister said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) will emerge as winner in today’s polls. If anyone chose to turn back on Nawaz, he will destroy his own political career, she warned.
On the other hand, polling for Senate elections 2018 on Saturday is underway to elect 52 lawmakers out of 135 candidates who have filed nomination papers.
Polling in all four provincial assemblies and the parliament started at 09:00pm and is scheduled to continue until 04:00pm without a halt.
Candidates of ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) are to contest the polls as independent candidates after top court ruled earlier this year that all tickets issued to candidates for Senate elections by disqualified Nawaz Sharif were annulled.
Rangers and personnel of Frontier Corps (FC) have been deployed outside all four provincial assemblies and the parliament to maintain security during voting and election of fresh senators for a term of six years.