Senate Nomination and Election
In 2018, Ahmad was nominated by the Pakistan Muslim League (N) (PML-N) as its candidate for the Pakistani Senate election. However, a ruling by the Supreme Court of Pakistan led the Election Commission of Pakistan to declare all PML-N candidates for the Senate election as independent.
Despite this setback, Ahmad was successfully elected to the Senate of Pakistan as an independent candidate on a general seat from Punjab. He was backed in the election by PML-N and, after winning, he joined the treasury benches led by PML-N.
Ahmad took his oath as a Senator on 12 March 2018.
Rana Maqbool Ahmad died on 12 September 2023. His date of birth is unknown.
Rana Maqbool Ahmad’s tenure in the Senate, although cut short by his untimely death, left a mark on Pakistani politics. His journey from being a party-nominated candidate to standing as an independent showcases the complex nature of Pakistan’s political landscape.