The presidential election is set to be held on September 4 and each vote that will be cast by the members of the Sindh Assembly will be considered as around 0.4 votes.
Moreover, the Sindh Assembly has 130 general seats, 29 reserved seats for women, and nine seats for non-Muslims, totalling 168 seats. The Sindh High Court chief justice will preside over the presidential election which will be held from 10 am to 4 pm to elect Pakistan’s 13th president.
According to a local media report, as of now, the house comprises 163 votes as two female members of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan have not sworn in yet. In addition to that, Pakistan People’s Party member Fazal Shah Jilani has opted for the National Assembly, while PTI’s Imran Ismail resigned from his Karachi seat as he was appointed as Sindh governor.
Furthermore, the local media report quoted GM Umer Farooq, secretary of the provincial legislature who said, “At present, the house comprises 163 members and the total 65 votes will be divided by this figure.”
As per the Sindh Assembly document, the three major parties PPP, PTI and MQM-P have 97 seats, 28 while MQM-P has 20 seats.
Thus, the PPP has 38.68 votes in the Sindh Assembly, PTI has 11.16 and MQM-Pakistan has 7.975 votes.