Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani has accepted Ayub Afridi’s resignation, who has now been inducted as a cupboard member.
The Senate Secretariat has declared Ayub Afridi’s seat vacant and issued a notification to which the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) has additionally been knowledgeable.
As per the principles, when a seat falls vacant, the ECP is sure to carry elections on it inside 30 days.
In response to sources, Ayub Afridi has been appointed as PM’s Adviser on Abroad Pakistanis.
Commenting on the event, Ayub Afridi mentioned he submitted his resignation to the prime minister earlier however was requested to attend due to the joint assembly.
“The prime minister entrusted me with the Senate seat and I returned it fortunately,” he mentioned.
Afridi mentioned he would don’t have any objection if the prime minister didn’t give him any official duty.
“If given the chance by the prime minister I might serve the nation and the nation,” Afridi added.
Tarin made adviser
After failure to get Shaukat Tarin elected as a member of the Parliament inside the stipulated six-month time frame, the federal government had appointed him as Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenues with the standing of Federal Minister on October 17.
A few months in the past, the federal government needed to face a extreme political blow when PTI’s candidate from the federal capital Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh confronted defeat in opposition to PPP candidate Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani.
Later, the prime minister changed former Adviser to PM on Finance and Revenues Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh unceremoniously after which appointed Shaukat Tarin as Federal Minister for Finance with impact from April 17, 2021.
Beneath the Constitutional obligations, it was obligatory to elect Tarin as a member of the Parliament inside the six month-period.
This deadline had expired on October 16, 2021 and the federal government couldn’t resolve to elect him.
The federal government was left with no different possibility however to nominate him as an Adviser to PM on Finance and Revenues as a stop-gap association till his election as a Senator.