Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Sadiq Sanjrani won the seat of Chairman Senate. PTI candidate Mirza Muhammad Afridi won the seat of deputy chairman in yesterday’s Senate election.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has congratulated both winners. In a tweet, he wrote, “Congratulations to Sadiq Sanjrani & Mirza Mohammad Afridi on winning Senate Chairman & Dy Chairman elections. “
On the other hand, the premier also expressed happiness that Balochistan and former FATA got these slots.
“I am happy Balochistan & former FATA got these two slots in line with my policy of mainstreaming those parts of Pak that have been marginalized or left behind in the past.”
Government candidate Sadiq Sanjrani was re-elected chairman of the Senate, while Mirza Muhammad Afridi was elected deputy chairman, while Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) candidates Yousuf Raza Gilani and Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri have faced defeat.
98 members of the Upper House voted for the election of Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Senate. Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani got 48 votes while his opponent Yousuf Raza Gilani got 42 votes and 7 votes were rejected. And one vote was rejected for marking both candidates.