Asif Ali Zardari: 14th President of Pakistan

Asif Ali Zardari

Asif Ali Zardari Emerges Victorious in Balochistan Assembly Presidential Election

In a landmark decision, the Balochistan Assembly has conferred its confidence upon Asif Ali Zardari during the presidential election, marking a significant moment in regional politics. He has been the 14th President of Pakistan.

He will take the oath as the 14th President of Pakistan,  as he secured the majority of votes from constituents’ Assemblies or electoral college yesterday. Mr. Zardari is the only one to be elected as president of Pakistan for the second time. Here’s a comprehensive overview of the electoral proceedings and their implications.

Voting Dynamics

Zardari secured a resounding victory in the presidential polls, garnering a total of 47 votes from the Balochistan Assembly. The voting process saw active participation from representatives of various political parties, with a total of 47 votes being cast in the House.

Party-wise Representation

A breakdown of the votes reveals a diverse representation of different political entities. Notably, 17 votes were cast by members of the PMLN, 16 by the PPP, 6 by the BAP, 4 by the National Party, 3 by the ANP, and one independent member exercised their vote, reflecting a broad spectrum of support for their preferred candidate.

Supervision and Fairness

The balloting process, conducted under the watchful eye of the Presiding Officer, Chief Justice of the Balochistan High Court, Naeem Akhtar Afghan, maintained a high standard of transparency and fairness. Chief Justice Afghan emphasized the importance of upholding the integrity of the electoral process to ensure a credible outcome.

Party Neutrality and Participation

While several political parties actively participated in the election, others such as the JUI, BNP Awami, HDT, and Jamaat-e-Islami opted to remain neutral and adhered to their party policy in voting.

Unique Voting Dynamics

One noteworthy aspect of the Balochistan Assembly’s role in the presidential election is its unique voting dynamic. Unlike other assemblies, where votes are divided based on the number of members, each member’s vote in the Balochistan Assembly carries equal weight, maintaining the integrity of the electoral process.

Polling Agent and Accountability

Ali Madad served as the polling agent for presidential candidate Asif  Ali Zardari, ensuring transparency and accountability throughout the electoral proceedings, further enhancing the credibility of the election.


Zardari’s decisive victory in the Balochistan Assembly presidential election underscores his growing influence and support within the region’s political landscape. This outcome positions him as a formidable leader, poised to play a significant role in shaping the future trajectory of Pakistan’s politics.


Q1.  What was the outcome of the Presidential election in the Balochistan Assembly?

Asif Ali Zardari, leader of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), secured confidence from the Balochistan Assembly with 42 votes and became the 14th President of Pakistan. while Mehmood Khan Achakzai failed to garner any votes.

Q2.  Who supervised the voting process in the Balochistan Assembly presidential Election?

The balloting process was overseen by the Presiding Officer, Chief Justice of the Balochistan High Court, Naeem Akhtar Afghan, ensuring transparency and fairness throughout the electoral proceedings.

Q3. Which political parties participated in the voting, and which ones abstained?

Public representatives from various political parties such as the PPP, PML, BAP, ANP, HDT, and Jamaat-e-Islami actively participated in the election. However, notable parties like the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI), Balochistan National Party (BNP) Awami, and National Party abstained from casting their votes.

Q4. How does the voting dynamic in the Balochistan Assembly differ from other assemblies?

Unlike other assemblies, votes cast in the Balochistan Assembly remain undivided, emphasizing the significance of each member’s vote in determining the outcome of the election.

Q5.  Who acted as polling agents for Asif Ali Zardari during the election process?

Mir Zahoor Bilidi and Ali Madad served as polling agents on behalf of presidential candidate  Zardari, ensuring the integrity and impartiality of the electoral process.

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