Sanjrani to approach all political parties as part of his re-election campaign

Says regardless of whoever wins, the primary focus should remain on strengthening the parliament and democracy

Our Correspondent March 09, 2021


Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani on Tuesday said that he would approach every political party as part of his re-election campaign.

Speaking at a press conference, the Senate Chairman said that regardless of whoever wins the elections the primary focus should remain on strengthening the parliament and democracy.

The Senate chairman was flanked by Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser who strongly rejected the opposition's allegations towards the number of votes secured by Prime Minister Imran Khan during the vote of confidence last week.

Qaiser pressed that the promotion of democratic norms should not lose moral ground.

The speaker further stated that he had constituted a committee comprising members from both the treasury and opposition benches to probe into the unpleasant incidents that took place both inside and outside parliament house during the day of the vote.

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz had announced in a tweet last Thursday, that the re-elections for the Senate chairmanship would be held on March 12, after the completion of the incumbent's -Sadiq Sanjrani- tenure of three years.

The announcement came a day after the hotly contested Senate elections in which Yousaf Raza Gilani, the joint candidate of opposition parties, was elected senator from Islamabad, by defeating Abdul Hafeez Shaikh of the ruling party.


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