ISLAMABAD: The PTI authorities’s candidate for the Senate chairman election, Sadiq Sanjrani, has defeated Yousaf Raza Gillani of the Opposition coalition of the Pakistan Democratic Motion (PDM), marking a big victory for the ruling occasion.
Sanjrani acquired 48 votes, whereas Gillani bagged 42. Eight of the 98 votes in complete have been rejected, together with one which had a stamp on each names.
Earlier, the Senate session began at 10am with oath-taking ceremony of the newly-elected lawmakers, whereas the method of voting accomplished shortly earlier than 5pm, after which the counting would start.
The PTI regime and the Opposition-led PDM had locked horns for the Senate’s chairman and deputy chairman posts, following jibes between the 2 sides, controversies, and secretly-made movies.
The polls have been carried out by the Senate Secretariat officers.
Virtually 10 days in the past in the course of the Senate Elections 2021, the PDM’s Yousaf Raza Gillani had emerged the victor from his Islamabad seat, beating Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh — related to the ruling PTI — in what was arguably the most-watched contest.
Gillani had bagged 169 votes, whereas Shaikh obtained 164. One vote had not been forged.