Sanjrani: Pakistan's first senate chair from Balochistan

13 March, 2018, 11:37 | Author: Charlene Valdez
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Explaining his party's stance after a meeting with Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo and Sanjrani, MQM-P Senator Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said: "It will not be possible for us to vote for the PPP [deputy chairman] candidate [Saleem Mandviwalla]" due to the PPP government's performance in Sindh.

Then Mr Sanjrani came close to the Pakistan Peoples Party leadership and was appointed in-charge of the party's complaint cell where he worked for five years.

Earlier in the day, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz held a detailed intra-party discussion on the Senate elections. He termed Nawaz Sharif as opening batsman of Ziaul Haq.

A meeting of the PML-N and its allied parties including the Balochistan National Party (BNP), Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) reached consensus that the deputy chairman would be from allies and his name would be announced before the election.

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Mushahidullah said the decision over the election of the Chairman Senate and the Deputy Chairman Senate was made unanimously. They announced their alliance with the Opposition's candidates. But if someone else is fielded by the PPP, the ruling coalition will field its own contestant.

The process to elect the deputy chairman was going on.

The PML-N, which appeared to be floundering without the backing of other major players in politics, held meetings with allies today to finalise their nominees for the top posts after Sanjrani emerged as the joint opposition's top contender for chairman Senate on Sunday.

The PkMAP chief Mahmood Khan Achakzai said during the meeting that the PML-N being the majority party should have the Senate chairman's slot.

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PML-N's Raja Zafarul Haq, who was also running for the top office, got 46 votes only.

He said that PML-Functional chief Pir Sigbatullah Rashidi has also assured support to their candidates. On the other hand, MQM's senator Atiq Shaikh also said that "MQM will back PPP for the position of chairman".

With the ruling party claiming to have gathered the support of as many as 57 senators in the 104-House to elect its candidates easily, Sharif and his allies chose to support Raza Rabbani, if PPP nominates him for the office of Senate chairman.

Pakistan's Senate comprises of 104 members and to replace the outgoing Senate chairman Raza Rabbani with their candidates, the mainstream parties need at least 53 votes.

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The PPP has 20 senators and even if it wins the support of Fata and Balochistan senators, it would take its total strength to 35.


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