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Sadiq Sanjrani elected as Senate chairman
Sadiq Sanjrani elected as Senate chairman
Published at: 4 month(s) ago


Islamabad: The opposition-backed candidate from Balochistan Sadiq Sanjrani was appointed Senate chairman on Monday. Sanjrani secured 57 votes.

Sanjrani an independent had been backed by Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P). According to reports, Sanjrani also had the support of independent senators elected from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA)

He was contesting with PML-N's Raja Zafarul Haq who managed to secure 46 votes while Sadiq Sanjrani secured 57 votes.

Earlier on Monday, 51 newly-elected Senators took oath by presiding officer Senator Sardar Yaqub Khan when the Senate session began a little after 10am. Ishaq Dar could not take oath as he is in London on medical grounds.

 
 
 
 
 
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