Sadiq Sanjrani has emerged because the winner of the Senate chairman election, defeating Opposition candidate Yousaf Raza Gillani.
Amid a raging contention over the alleged sale and buy of votes and allegations flying thick and significant between the Opposition and therefore the government, the knife-edge elections for the posts of Senate chairman and deputy chairman were command these days (Friday).
Polling for the Senate chairman’s post started at 3:00pm, presided over by officers from the Senate Secretariat. the method of choice completed at 4:40 pm, however count started once the official time, i.e. 5:00pm.
Earlier within the day, the newly-elected members of the higher House had taken their oath of workplace shortly once the session began at 10:00am.
PTI’s Sadiq Sanjrani and Mirza Muhammad Afridi, and therefore the joint opposition’s Yousaf Raza Gillani and Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri ar contesting for the slots of Senate chairman and deputy chairman, severally.