KARACHI - The Pakistan People’s Party on Tuesday nominated 12 candidates to participate in the Senate elections from Sindh province.

The candidates would submit their nomination papers in the Election Commission of Pakistan on Wednesday morning led by the chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah.

The party ticket for the Senate elections were distributed by the PPP Women Wing President Faryal Talpur along with the PPP Sindh President Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, former Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah and the incumbent chief minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday.   

It is pertinent to be mentioning here that the Senate Elections are scheduled to hold on 05 March on 12 seats in Sindh province which included seven seats for general candidates, two each for women and technocrats and one on minorities’ seat.

The candidates nominated for the seven general seats included Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani, former advisor to Chief Minister Sindh on Information and PPP stalwart from Hyderabad Maula Bux Chandio, son of deceased PPP leader Fauzia Wahab- Barrister Murtaza Wahab, PPP Central Punjab Information Secretary Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar, Ayaz Mehr and former PML-F leaders Ali Jamote and Imamdin Shaukeen.

Two candidates were finalised for technocrats seats and they are Sindh Health Minister and incumbent MPA Dr Sikander Mandhro and Rukhsana Zuberi while an activist from Thar Krishna Kohli and Quratul Ain Marri - sister of Shazia Marri - were nominated for women reserved seats. Anwar Laal Dean was nominated for the minorities’ seat.

The PPP is likely to win at least five general seats of Senate from Sindh Assembly along with one seat each from technocrat, women and minorities panels.

However, induction of two former stalwarts of the Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) in the general panel from PPP including Ali Jamote and Imamdin Shaukeen are aimed at giving chances to the party to win votes from PML-F and PML-N for the candidates.