Senate by-election: PML-N handpicks Chaudhry Majeed to fill Rajwana's vacant seat

Prime Minister Nawaz and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif both decided on awarding Majeed the ticket


Abdul Manan May 18, 2015
Pakistan Senate. PHOTO AFP

ISLAMABAD: After long deliberations, the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) decided on Monday to award a ticket to Chaudhry Saud Majeed to fill the seat vacated by Rafique Rajwana.

Both Majeed and Rajwana were potential candidates to take up reigns as the governor of Punjab. But when the PML-N leadership chose Rajwana to fill the Mall Road hot seat, his senate seat was up for grabs.

Both, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had deliberated on the subject of awarding the senate seat. After deciding on Majeed, they urged him to prepare for polls.

Read: Rafique Rajwana takes oath as Punjab governor

Meanwhile, Election Commission of Pakistan has issued a notification announcing the schedule of elections for the vacant senate seat.

Majeed is a former Member of National Assembly (MNA) and a current member of Public Affairs Units, representing both the federal and provincial governments.

Read: Ceremonial position: ‘New governor after senate polls’

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