- PM Imran Khan says he was glad to see high Senate posts went to folks from Balochistan and former FATA.
- Premier says Sadiq Sanjrani and Mirza Mohammad Afridi’s victory according to coverage of mainstreaming marginlised elements of Pakistan.
- Senate chairman election concluded Friday night with government-backed candidates Sadiq Sanjrani and Mirza Mohammad Afridi rising as victors.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday mentioned that Sadiq Sanjrani and Mirza Mohammad Afridi’s win within the Senate is in line that along with his coverage of mainstreaming elements of Pakistan that have been marginalised up to now.
“Congratulations to Sadiq Sanjrani and Mirza Mohammad Afridi on winning Senate chairman and Deputy chairman elections,” mentioned PM Imran in a tweet.
The PM expressed his happiness over seeing the Senate chairman and deputy chairman slots going to Balochistan and the previous federally administered tribal areas.
“I am happy Balochistan and former FATA got these two slots in line with my policy of mainstreaming those parts of Pakistan that have been marginalised or left behind in the past,” mentioned PM Khan.
The much-awaited Senate chairman election concluded Friday night with government-backed candidates Sadiq Sanjrani and Mirza Mohammad Afridi rising because the victors.
Within the race for chairman, Sanjrani defeated Opposition candidate Yousaf Raza Gillani with 48 votes, whereas Gillani obtained 42 votes.
Then again, authorities candidate Afridi gained the election for the deputy chairman of the Senate with 54 votes, defeating Opposition’s Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, who grabbed 44 votes.
Senator Syed Muzafar Hussain Shah of the Pakistan Muslim League-Practical, who was the presiding officer, administered the oath of chairman to Sanjrani.
Throughout counting, seven votes forged for Gillani have been rejected. In line with the presiding officer, the stamps weren’t positioned appropriately on the poll paper which rendered them null and void.