New Senate Chairman, Deputy to be nominated in consultation with allies: Dr Firdous

Says Deputy Chairman candidates could be from Balochistan.


March 07, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said on Wednesday that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) would nominate its candidates for the slots of Chairman and Deputy Chairman, albeit in consultation with coalition partners.

Addressing a press conference, she said, "consultation with coalition partners in this regard is in progress while Pakistan Peoples Party’s leadership has given a mandate to its co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari to nominate the Senate Chairman and Deputy Chairman."

She added that the first phase of the Senate election has been completed while the process to appoint a new Chairman and Deputy Chairman would be completed soon.

Dr Awan hinted that candidates for Deputy Chairman could be from Balochistan.

COMMENTS (1)

Altaf | 9 years ago | Reply

Regarding the case of deputy chairman is as important as Baluchistan issue, because missing a score of sensible selection would be counted in present scenario of Baluchistan. on the other hand the policy makers in government are turned a blind eye to the situation of Pashtun & Baloch equality, specially in the case of Pashtuns, being in situation of uncertainty for their future in the state since secession movement in balochistan. Being a President Mr. Asif Ali Zardari should take a step towards a unstressed decision, and nominate a Pashtun senator for the post mention above. Which will be an excellent decision for the future of province and will be taken in account specially a soft corner for the people of pashtun belt, however, the in-forbidden decisions have been taken unnecessarily using the name of PPP. The post of CM and Governorship is already with the baloch after all. thanks!

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