Coalition endorses Nayyar Bukhari, Sabir Baloch nomination for top Senate seats

Published: March 11, 2012

Senator-elect Nayyar Bukhari and Senator-elect Sabir Baloch, have been nominated as Chairman and Deputy Chairman Senate respectively. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: The ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and its coalition partners have decided to nominate Senator Nayyer Hussain Bukhari for the slot of the Chairman and Senator Sabir Baloch from Balochistan for the slot of Deputy Chairman Senate, a statement from the Presidency said.

The names were decided upon during a meeting of heads of allied parties at the Presidency on Saturday night with Co-Chairman PPP President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani.

The nominees will have to stand for election on Monday.

The meeting was attended by Senator Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed, Mr. Asfandyar Wali Khan, Senator Afrasiab Khattak, Senator Babar Khan Ghauri, Senator Tahir Mashhadi, Senator Mir Israrullah Zehri, Munir Khan Orakzai and Engr Shaukat Ullah.

PPP leaders, Syed Khurshid Shah, Senator Nayyar Hussain Bukhari , Leader of House in Senate, Raja Pervez Ashraf, MNA  and Spokesperson to the President Mr. Farhatullah Babar were also present during the meeting.

Spokesperson to the President Senator-elect Farhatullah Babar said that the PPP Co-Chairman President Asif Ali Zardari welcomed the allied parties to the meeting and said that the PPP wished to nominate Senator Nayyer Hussain Bukhari for the slot of the Chairman and Senator Sabir Baloch from Balochistan for the slot of Deputy Chairman Senate.

The President urged the coalition partners to support the PPP in electing its nominees for the offices of Chairman and Deputy Chairman. All the allied parties attending the meeting endorsed the suggestion of the President and said that they will support the PPP nominees for these slots.

The allied parties leaders also expressed the hope that both Nayyer Bukhari and Sabir Baloch will be elected unopposed as Chairman and Deputy Chairman respectively.

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Reader Comments (10)

  • Mar 11, 2012 - 12:35AM

    Deputy Chairman from Baluchistan Good step

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  • muhammad zeeshan
    Mar 11, 2012 - 12:40AM

    Very nice to see a baloch pakistani being appointed in such a prominent post.

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Mar 11, 2012 - 1:01AM

    Who will be the Chairman Senate and who will be the Dy Chairman Senate, it has no significance in view of the unprecedented and every day growing inflation in the country.

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  • Mohsin
    Mar 11, 2012 - 1:48AM

    Isn’t this the same land mafia leader who has grabbed huge quantity of land in Islamabad?

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  • Hassan
    Mar 11, 2012 - 3:26AM

    No Wonder Bukhari is being selected for the Top slot…He is as corrupt as his Boss…this guy had illegally controlled acres and acres of land in Islamabad which was Govt property and only last year SJ got it released after Imran Khans petition…If Nawaz Sharif Dont appose him then its crystal clear that Zardari and Nawaz is one thing or the same…..

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  • Zaid Baloch
    Mar 11, 2012 - 4:38AM

    How about Sabir balach as chairman and Nayyar Bukhari as deputy….

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  • shahid Kinnare
    Mar 11, 2012 - 4:39AM

    I wish Tribune would publish bio on both Chairman and Deputy Chairman.

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  • A. Khan
    Mar 11, 2012 - 5:27AM

    OMG… what a doofus to have as Senate Chairman. But then the rest of the senators are not that bright either.

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  • rafiq
    Mar 11, 2012 - 6:10AM

    A VERY GOOD BALANCED DECISION.

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  • Food for thought
    Mar 11, 2012 - 10:07AM

    “The allied parties leaders also expressed the hope that both Nayyer Bukhari and Sabir Baloch will be elected unopposed as Chairman and Deputy Chairman respectively.”

    All they are capable of doing is political maneuvering for power politics. Only blood bath like french revolution will get rid of current ruling elite.

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