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PPP, PTI headed in the direction of tussle for Senate chief of opposition

With two of Senate’s prime slots being crammed after the Pakistan Individuals’s Get together (PPP) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-backed Sadiq Sanjrani and Saleem Mandiwalla have been elected because the chairman and deputy chairman respectively on Monday, a brand new tussle within the higher home of the parliament has began to emerge as each the events are betting for various candidates for Senate’s chief of the opposition.

In line with sources, former Pakistan’s ambassador to america, Senator Sherry Rehman can be operating for the place with PPP’s assist, whereas the PTI can be backing Senator Azam Swati for the chief of opposition in Senate.

Sherry Rehman enjoys PPP’s full assist as she was posted ambassador to the US throughout PPP’s final tenure.

However, Azam Swati enjoys PTI’s assist. He has additionally served in varied positions within the Senate.

Earlier on Monday, marred with political tribulations, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) confronted a serious setback when the PPP-led opposition alliance simply defeated the dominant ruling clique and clinched the highest slots of the Senate chairman and deputy chairman.

Within the polling, unbiased Senator Sadiq Sanjrani, who was favoured by unbiased senators from Balochistan, PPP, PTI, Muttahida Qaumi Motion (MQM-P) and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), bagged 57 votes in opposition to PML-N’s Raja Zafarul Haq’s 46 votes, who was supported by PML-N allies — PkMAP and Nationwide Get together (NP), PML-Practical and Awami Nationwide Get together (ANP).

Following the victory of Sanjrani, the election for the deputy chairman was held through which PML-N backed Usman Khan Kakar was pitched in opposition to PPP’s Saleem Mandviwalla. This got here as one more blow to the PML-N as Mandviwalla too defeated PKMAP’s Usman Kakar by securing 54 votes in opposition to Kakar’s 42 votes.

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