“Congratulations to Sadiq Sanjrani and Mirza Mohammad Afridi on profitable Senate chairman and Deputy chairman elections,” tweeted the premier.
Congratulations to Sadiq Sanjrani & Mirza Mohammad Afridi on profitable Senate Chairman & Dy Chairman elections. I’m blissful Balochistan & former FATA acquired these two slots consistent with my coverage of mainstreaming these elements of Pak which were marginalised or left behind prior to now
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) March 13, 2021
PM Imran stated he was “blissful” to see that the highest two slots of the Senate went to Balochistan and the previous federally administered tribal areas.
He stated that the victory was consistent with his coverage of “mainstreaming these elements of Pakistan which were marginalised or left behind prior to now”.
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 acquired 42 votes.
However, 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 had been rejected. In line with the presiding officer, the stamps weren’t positioned appropriately on the poll paper which rendered them null and void.