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Retract remarks on Senate chairman or face long march, Bizenjo tells PM

ISLAMABAD: Balochsitan Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo has called for Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to retract his ‘inappropriate’ remarks about Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani. His demands came four days after Mr Abbasi told a gathering in Lahore that Sadiq Sanjrani had brought insult to his office as votes were purchased for his election as…

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Senate chairman says establishment had no role in his election

PHOTO: FILE Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani said the establishment had no role in his election He reached Quetta on Sunday. Sarfraz Bugti and other lawmakers received the Senate chairman. Sanjrani told media that blame game is something that happens quite often. “Political parties should be open-hearted,” he said. “It was in the interest of the…

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Not a single corruption charge against me, claims Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif claimed no allegations had been framed against him so far; hence, the case against him is the first one of its kind. He said this while talking to media after he arrived at Federal Judicial Academy to appear before the Accountability Court for the hearing of corruption references on…

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Leaders react to Senate chairman election result

ISLAMABAD: Leaders of different political parties reacted to the results of Senate chairman and deputy chairman elections. PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the “opening batsman” of former military dictator Zia-ul-Haq was defeated. He added that Pakistan and Balochistan was victorious. Zia’s opening batsman defeated. Balochistan wins. Federalism wins. Congratulations Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani….

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Zardari felicitates newly elected Senate chairman, deputy chairman

ISLAMABAD: PPP President Asif Ali Zardari has congratulated Mir Sadiq Sanjrani and Saleem Mandviwalla for being elected as Chairman and Deputy Chairman respectively. In a press statement on Monday, Zardari said that election of Chairman Senate from Balochistan was a continuation of Aghaz-e-Huqooq Balochistan. He also congratulated senators who voted for opposition candidates. “PPP believes…

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Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani: A profile

By: Usman Khan Opposition-backed candidate from Balochistan Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani has become the 8th Chairman of  the Senate by securing 57 votes.  Hailing from the Khan Bahadur family of Sanjrani tribe in Chaghi, he was elected as a senator on an independent ticket on March 3. He was later backed by the leading opposition groups,…

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Fazal turns down PPP, says JUI-F senators will vote for PML-N

Reported by: Zulqarnain Iqbal ISLAMABAD: A PPP delegation failed in its attempt to woo JUI-F senators just hours before the election for Senate chairman, on Monday.  “JUI-F is an ally of PML-N hence it is principally bound by decisions of the coalition,” said the party’s spokesperson. The announcement was made following a meeting between a…

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Raja Zafar-ul-Haq: the lawyer and religious affairs minister

Senator Raja Zafar-ul-Haq is the PML-N candidate for the Senate chairman. He was born on November 18, 1935 in Kahuta. He is a lawyer and politician by profession. He completed his M.A. in Politics from Punjab University and acquired his L.L.B. degree in 1958. He served as the general-secretary of the Pakistan Muslim League from…

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Senate chairman, deputy chairman to be elected on Monday

ISLAMABAD: The chairman and deputy chairman of Senate will be elected on Monday. The Senate session will be held at 10.00 am. During the session, the newly elected senators will take oath after which there will be a break. After the break, the nomination papers for the two posts will be submitted. The election will…

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PPP to announce candidate for Senate chairman today

SUKKUR: The Pakistan People’s Party will announce its candidates for chairman and deputy chairman of Senate on Sunday. The announcement was made by Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah. Shah said that the party has not rejected the name of Raza Rabbani for the position of chairman Senate. The opposition leader said that PTI Chairman Imran Khan…

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No conflict between Bilawal, Zardari on Senate chairmanship: Aitzaz

ISLAMABAD: PPP leader Aitzaz Ahsan rubbished rumours that Asif Ali Zardari and party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari were not on the same page regarding the Senate chairmanship.  Durin his interaction with media, Aitzaz Ahsan said that PPP will be able to elect its new Senate chairman who will be appointed after consensus. “A lot of…

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PTI, PPP offer name for Senate chairman, deputy chairman

  LAHORE: The PPP and PTI have sped up effort to get their candidate elected as chairman and deputy chairman of Senate. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf wants chairman to be from Balochistan while Pakistan People’s Party President Asif Ali Zardari has offered for deputy chairman seat. PTI are supporting Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar while PPP are supporting Sadiq Sanjrani….

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Rabbani kept ignoring Nawaz’s constitutional violations: Zardari

ISLAMABAD: PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari said on Friday that Raza Rabbani kept ignoring Nawaz Sharif’s constitutional violations during his Senate chairmanship.  Speaking to media personnel with Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Qudus Bizenjo, Zardari said that he did not want to criticise Raza Rabbani. “Raza Rabbani did not take notice of our reservations in the…

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Imran decides to ‘hand over’ PTI Senate seats to Balochistan CM

PTI chief Imran Khan announced on Thursday that all PTI senators would throw their weight behind the incumbent Balochistan chief minister to elect a new senate chairman.  Flanked by the Balochistan chief minister, Imran Khan said that his party would do all it can to ensure that a PML-N member did not become the Senate…

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Nawaz Sharif for legislation against horse trading

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Thursday said Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is the only party with majority in Senate; hence, the party is right to field its candidate for the Senate chair. Horse trading is a bad practice which should be curbed in the country, he said while sparring with media outside the Accountability…

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PPP, PTI likely to reach agreement on senate chairman post

ISLAMABAD: PPP and PTI are warming up to each other in a bid to reach an agreement on selecting the senate chairman and deputy chairman, Samaa reported on Wednesday.  This was confirmed by PTI’s Shibli Faraz, who spoke to SAMAA TV and confirmed that the party was in contact with PPP to arrive at an…

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PPP hoping to install its chairman in Senate

NEWS DESK: After bagging an unexpected number of seats in the Senate elections, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) is hopeful of installing its own chairman in the Senate. PPP Co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari has become active since the election. He sent a delegation comprising Dr Qayyum Soomro and Faisal Karim Kundi on a special jet to…

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Democracy in Pakistan interrupted like a film interval: Raza Rabbani

  ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani on Thursday regretted said neither democratic institutions were allowed to function in accordance with constitution nor rule of law was established in the country. Speaking at at award giving ceremony to renowned poet Nisar Nasik organized by National Press Club (NPC) here, the Chairman said democracy was derailed…

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Rabbani expresses reservations over providing KU students’ data to agencies

NEWS DESK: Senator Raza Rabbani expressed reservations over providing Karachi University (KU) students’ data to intelligence agencies in a letter addressed to the varsity’s vice-chancellor on Wednesday. He further demanded that student unions be restored as per the resolution passed by the Senate of Pakistan. In his letter, he also expressed reservations over demanding police…

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Senate Chairman accepts Hashmi’s request to withdraw resignation

ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani has accepted Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senator Nehal Hashmi’s request for withdrawal of his resignation. Already suspended from the party, Hashmi yesterday requested Raza Rabbani in writing that he had decided to withdraw the resignation, submitted last week after the release of a video clip showing him hurling threats against…

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Zardari, Bilawal support Raza Rabbani

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari and Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Saturday supported Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani over his decision to quit office of Senate chairmanship. In a message to the Senate Chairman, the duo said, “The PPP stands by you as your viewpoint is right.” Also Read: Raza Rabbani threatens…

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