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As the government has encountered a major blow in the Senate elections, the statement from the PTI has maintained that Prime Minister Imran Khan would be seeking a vote of confidence from the House after losing the general seat from the federal capital Islamabad in the Senate elections. On 3 March, polling for the 37 vacant Senate seats took place in the Parliament House Islamabad, Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Assemblies. The joint candidate of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani defeated the government candidate Hafeez Sheikh by five votes. Former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has defeated Abdul Hafeez Sheikh by the margin of five votes. He got 169 votes while the government candidate got 164 votes. Meanwhile, a total of 340 votes were casted in the Senate election out of which 7 votes were rejected. While the government has announced to challenge the success of Yousuf Gilani. Also in advance of the elections, the contest between Abdul Hafeez Sheikh and Yousuf Raza Gilani was considered to be the biggest and most important contest between the opposition and the government. Yousuf Raza Gilani’s victory as an opposition candidate is a major setback for the Imran Khan government and possibly the result of the alleged horse-trading of the Zardari-led PPP. A statement by the PML-N leader Rana SanaUllah has said that taking a vote of confidence is in fact an excuse to avoid a general election. In contrast, PTI maintained that it had 7 votes rejected which was taught the method. If these votes were not rejected, they would have won the Senate Elections. 7-Votes hidden story is that According to the Election Commission of Pakistan sources, one ballot paper was signed by the voters in the Senate election, while the voters ticked 4 ballot papers instead of writing the counting numbers. The sources further said that in the Senate elections held on 3 March, only 2 were written on 2 ballot papers instead of 1 or 2 next to the names of the candidates. Is it? If Prime Minister Imran Khan has lost his majority in the National Assembly. This is going to be a big hit to the incumbent PTI.