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Govt, Opposition react to Sadiq Sanjrani’s victory in Senate chairman race

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Govt, Opposition react to Sadiq Sanjrani's victory in Senate chairman race

Sadiq Sanjrani was elected as chairman Senate for the second time on Friday after  defeating Opposition candidate Yousaf Raza Gillani by six votes.

Eight votes forged through the election have been rejected — together with seven  in favour of Gillani.

Taking to Twitter, authorities lawmakers  congratulated the newly elected chairman of Senate, saying that “Pakistan had won”.

Senator Faisal Javed Khan tweeted in pleasure proper after the consequence was introduced and thanked the folks for praying for the government-backed candidate’s victory.

“Alhamdulillah!!! Pakistan has won!! … Imran Khan has won!! Awam has won!!! Corruption has been defeated…. This victory belongs to the whole Nation. Thanks for your prayers!!!!!” he stated.

Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari congratulated the brand new chairman Senate, saying it was a well-deserved victory.

PTI chief Usman Dar congratulated Sanjrani on profitable the “last battle on the Senate front”.

He hoped that after this election, the members of the Opposition would settle for Prime Minister Imran Khan’s demand to conduct elections by way of open poll.

Federal Minister for Planning and Improvement Asad Umar hoped the newly elected chairman would run the home as effectively as he did in his earlier tenure.

“Balochistan zindabad, Pakistan zindabad,” the federal minister stated.

Adviser to Prime Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan stated democracy had been strengthened within the Senate.

“Prime Minister Imran Khan’s nominated candidate Sadiq Sanjarni has won,” he stated, as he congratulated the federal government and its allies.

Equally, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, Senator Ejaz Chaudhry, and Overseas Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi additionally congratulated the newly elected chairman on the event.

In the meantime, the Opposition lawmakers and leaders slammed the federal government and alleged that there was rigging within the elections.

Former federal minister Ahsan Iqbal stated seven votes forged in Yousuf Raza Gillani’s favour have been rejected. Had they not been rejected, he would have gotten 49 votes and defeated Sanjarani, he stated.

PML-N’s Khawaja Saad Rafique stated the Opposition’s majority “had been proved” within the elections because the presiding officer had “rejected seven authentic votes”.

“Congratulations to the democrats and constitutionalists of Pakistan on the PDM’s great victory in the election of chairman Senate,” he stated.

In the meantime, PML-N’s Hina Pervez Butt stated she was shocked after the government-backed candidate defeated Opposition’s Gillani.

“When the state makes it an ego issue, then no one can win,” she lamented.

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