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Shaukat Tarin elected as senator from KP

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance Shaukat Tarin has been elected Senator from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Out of 145 members of the provincial assembly, 122 cast their votes during today s Senate by-election.

The finance adviser won the seat after securing 87 votes. 

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.