Senate by-election on Mir Hasil Bizenjo’s vacant seat on Sept 12

By: News Desk      Published: 05:57 PM, 24 Aug, 2020
Senate by-election on Mir Hasil Bizenjo’s vacant seat on Sept 12

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has released a schedule for the by-elections on the Senate seat which became vacant due to the death of former Senator and National Party chief Mir Hasil Bizenjo (late) from Balochistan, 24NewsHD TV channel reported.

The polling for the by-election to the vacant Senate seat from Balochistan will be held on September 12.

Candidates for the vacant Senate seat will be able to submit their nomination papers to the returning officer (RO) on August 27 and 28. 

The final list of candidates will be released on September 5.

It is pertinent to note that President of the National Party (NP) Senator Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo passed away due to cancer in Karachi on August 20. He was 62. 

Hasil Bizenjo was suffering from lung cancer and was admitted Thursday morning to the Aga Khan Hospital Karachi where he breathed last.

Veteran leader from Balochistan Hasil Bizenjo was born on February 3rd, 1958 at Naal, Tehsil of Khuzdar district. After the demise of his father Mir Ghous Bakhsh Bizenjo on August 11, 1989, Hasil Bizenjo joined the Pakistan National Party (PNP).

He faced imprisonment for his political views in the PPP Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto era, General Zia-ul-Haq and General Pervaiz Musharraf time period. Hasil Bizenjo became senator in March 2015 for six years till March 2021.

Political parties’ leaders from government and opposition, military head and people from all walks of life expressed their grief on the sad demise of a true democrat, who fought for the supremacy of law and parliament.