Shaukat Tarin elected as senator from KP

Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance Shaukat Tarin has won the senate seat from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by securing 87 votes.

One hundred and twenty-two members of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly cast their votes.

The senate seat was vacated after resignation of Muhammad Ayub Afridi.

Meanwhile, talking to media in Peshawar on Monday, newly elected Senator Shaukat Tarin reaffirmed his commitment to take steps for socio-economic uplift of people of the province.

He said people of the province have rendered matchless sacrifices during war against terrorism.

Shaukat Tarin said the government has launched Ehsaas Rashan Program in KP which will benefit twenty-million families.

He said that under the program, edible items including oil, pulses and flour will be provided on 30 percent subsidized rates.

Source: Radio Pakistan