PML-N loses Senate race as Sanjrani, Mandviwalla take best posts
Mar 13, 2018
ISLAMABAD: The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) misplaced the race to nominate their favoured applicants to the highest Senate slots as Sadiq Sanjrani, an opposition-backed candidate from Balochistan, was once appointed Senate chairman.
Sanjrani secured 57 votes out of conceivable 103 votes and was once administered oath by means of presiding officer Sardar Yaqub Khan.
Sanjrani, an impartial, were sponsored by means of Pakistan Peoples Birthday party (PPP), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Muttahida Qaumi Motion-Pakistan (MQM-P).
In step with experiences, Sanjrani additionally had the enhance of impartial senators elected from the Federally Administered Tribal Spaces (FATA).
Sanjrani was once contesting for the submit in opposition to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) candidate Raja Zafarul Haq, who was once sponsored by means of the Nationwide Birthday party (NP), Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Birthday party (PkMAP), PML-Practical and Awami Nationwide Birthday party.
Mandivwalla elected deputy chairman
PPP’s Saleem Mandviwalla was once elected because the deputy chairman and sworn in by means of Senate Chairman Sadiq Sajrani . Mandviwalla was once contesting in opposition to government-backed Usman Khan Kakar from PkMAP and secured 54 votes.
Senator Mandviwalla was once elected to the higher space of parliament on November eight, 2012 on a Normal Seat from Sindh province on a Pakistan Folks’s Birthday party Parliamentarians (PPPP) price tag.
He was once chairperson to the Senate Status Committee on Finance, Income, Financial Affairs, Statistics and Privatisation. He has up to now served because the Federal Finance Minister, Minister of State for Finance Department, and President of the Board of Funding.
PML-N chief Maryam Nawaz stated the “pawns” have in truth confronted defeat these days and dared them to “seem sooner than the country”.
Who’s Sadiq Sanjrani?
Sanjrani was once born on April 14, 1978 in Balochistan’s Nok Kundi the town in Chagai district.
The senator gained his number one training from Nok Kundi and later attended the Balochistan College from the place he acquired his Grasp’s level in Arts.
Sanjrani’s father, Khan Mohammad Asif Sanjrani, is a tribal chief and a member of Chagai’s District Council.
The senator is the eldest of 5 brothers.
His brother Aijaz Sanjrani was once the adviser to the earnings division on this authorities within the tenure of Sanaullah Zehri as leader minister. He persisted to serve at the place after the incumbent leader minister took place of work.
Some other brother of the senator, Muhammad Razik Sanjrani, has served because the managing director of the Saindak Copper Gold Undertaking.
In 1998, Sanjrani was once appointed because the then-prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s coordinator.
Yousaf Raza Gilani, after taking up as top minister in 2008, appointed the senator as the top of the newly-formed Top Minister’s Criticism Mobile on the Top Minister’s Secretariat. He served as the top of the grievance cellular for 5 years.
Sanjrani contested and received the Senate elections held previous this month, on March three, as an impartial candidate.
51 Senators take oath
Previous on Monday, 51 newly-elected Senators took oath within the higher space of Parliament. Presiding officer, Sardar Muhammad Yaqub Nasir took oath from the Senators. Ishaq Dar may just now not take oath as he’s present process clinical remedy in London. Dr Asad Ashraf took oath on Nehal Hashmi’s vacant seat.
The brand new senators are indexed underneath:
Hafiz Abdul Kareem, Ms Abida Muhammad Azeem, Ahmed Khan, Anwer Lal Dean, Anwar ul Haq Kakar, Dr Asif Kirmani, Behara Mand, Dilawar Khan, Faisal Javed, Fida Muhammad, Maulvi Faiz Muhammad, Haroon Akhter Khan, Hidayat Ullah, Hilal-ur-Rehman, Imam Uddin Shoqeen, Kamran Micheal, Khuda Babar, Kisho Bai, Rana Mehmud ul Hassan, Rana Maqbool Ahmed, Mehar Taj Rooghani, Mirza Muhammad Afridi, Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar, Maula Bux Chandio, Muhammad Akram, Syed Muhammad Ali Shah Jamot, Muhammad Asad Ali Khan Junejo, Muhammad Ayub, Muhammad Azam Khan Swati, Faroogh Naseem, Syed Muhammad Sabir Shah, Sadiq Sinjrani, Sardar Muhammad Shafique Tareen, Tahir Bizenjo,Talha Mehmood, Musadiq Masood Malik, Mushahid Hussain Syed, Mushtaq Ahmed, Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar, Muzaffar Hussain Shah, Naseeb Ullah Bazai, Nuzhat Sadiq, Qurat ul Ain Mari, Mian Raza Rabbani, Rubina Khalid, Rukhsana Zubairi, Saadia Abbasi, Sana Jamali, Shaheen Khalid Butt, Shamim Afridi and Dr Sikandar Mindhro.
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