PPP to nominate Raza Rabbani as Senate chairman: sources

PPP offers JUI-F position of Senate deputy chairman ; candidates to be finalised later today

Web Desk March 09, 2015
Senator Raza Rabbani. PHOTO: EXPRESS

According to sources, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has nominated Raza Rabbani as the party’s candidate for the position of Senate chairman, Express News reported.

PPP leaders Raza Rabbani and Qayyum Soomro met Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) leader Abdul Ghaffoor Haidri, and offered the JUI-F the position of Senate deputy chairman .

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Later in the day, PPP co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari will preside over a meeting of opposition parties in which the positions of Senate chairman and Senate deputy chairman will be finalised.

Sixty one-year-old Rabbani, a former advocate of the Supreme Court, has served multiple terms in the Senate and is the chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security. He has been affiliated with the PPP since 1968, of which he is the deputy secretary general. Rabbani was also federal minister of state for law and Justice in the mid-90s.


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bechari-awam | 6 years ago | Reply If I were Raza Rabbani with any self-respect, I will reject this nominations simply because when it was his turn in 2012 to become Chairman with no one else in sight to oppose, Zardari appointed his lawyer to that post and now when it is a real contest with 50-50 chances, he will get nomination just to lure a few votes on emotional grounds.
raider | 6 years ago | Reply After rational thinking it was likely to be concluded that nomination of raza rabi is meant at that zardari sb has in underhand given green signal for chairmanship to pmln
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