Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will seek a vote of confidence from the national parliament after the ruling PTI lost the Senate general seat from Islamabad to the joint opposition, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi announced on Wednesday. Also Read - 'Onus On Men': Imran Khan's Ex-wife On Pakistan PM's 'Vulgarity' Rape Remark
Hours after PTI’s defeat was confirmed, Qureshi addressed a press conference and said, “Those standing with Imran Khan will be seen on one side and those who are not, and think they like the ideology of the PPP and PML-N have every right to join their ranks.” Also Read - Pakistan Cabinet Rejects Proposal to Import Cotton And Sugar From India: Minister
Several other PTI leaders including Asad Umar, Shireen Mazari, Shafqat Mehmood and Fawad Chaudhry were also present during the press conference. Also Read - Pakistan’s Economic Coordination Council Allows Import of Cotton, Yarn From India
According to the reports from Pakistan, the polling time for 37 seats of the Senate came to a close at 5pm after voting was held smoothly under the supervision of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). A total of 78 candidates contesting from Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Islamabad.