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51 newly elected Pakistani senators take oath

IANS  |  Islamabad 

Newly elected Pakistani Senators took here on Monday in a ceremony held as the House prepared to elect its new

Presiding administered the to the 51 Senators elected in polls held on March 3, reports Dawn news.

Only did not take the as he is undergoing medical treatment in and his election as a is being contested in the apex court.

Meanwhile, ruling party Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and allies are meeting in to finalise the names of their candidates for

The opposition, including Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and the Peoples Party (PPP), have already forwarded the names of their respective candidates.

The election would take place at 4 p.m. on Monday. Nomination papers for both positions would be available until noon, following which they would subjected to scrutiny, Dawn news reported.

Candidates would be able to withdraw their nomination papers at any point before the actual polling, the presiding announced, before adjourning the session till 4 p.m.



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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 12:06 IST