Polling has started from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for the vacant general seat of the Senate. The KPK Assembly has been given the status of a polling station.
Four candidates are vying for the Senate general seat, with 145 members voting for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly.
The candidate needs more than 50% of the 145 members to be elected senator.
Shaukat Tareen of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Shaukat Jamal Amirzada of Awami National Party (ANP), Muhammad Saeed of PPP and Zahir Shah of JUI-F are the candidates.
In the 145-member provincial assembly, the PTI has 94 members while the JUI-F has 15 members.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly has one member from ANP 12, PML-N 7, PPP 5, Balochistan Awami Party 4, Jamaat-e-Islami 3 and PML-Q while the number of independents is 4.
It may be recalled that the Senate seat was vacated due to the resignation of PTI Senator Ayub Afridi.