Sadiq Sanjrani and Mirza Muhammad Afridi of the ruling alliance have been elected as Chairman and Deputy Chairman Senate respectively today (Friday).
Out of the total 98 votes polled, Sadiq Sanjrani secured forty eight votes whilst his rival and candidate of opposition parties Yousaf Raza Gilani got 42 votes. Eight votes were rejected.
Mirza Muhammad Afridi, for the office of Deputy Chairman Senate secured fifty four votes whilst the candidate of opposition parties Abdul Ghafoor Haideri bagged forty four votes out of the total ninety eight votes polled.
Later, Sadiq Sanjrani took oath as Chairman and Mirza Muhammad Afridi as Deputy Chairman Senate for three year term.
In his remarks after taking oath, Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani thanked the Senators who reposed confidence in him and voted in his favour.
He also thanked the entire leadership of PTI including Prime Minister Imran Khan for their support. He said that he will continue to take all the Senators along.
The House has now been prorogued.