Who will be Senate Chairman? Consultations to secure votes continue | Pakistan

On March 12 elections for the Senate will be held to appoint the chairman and deputy chairman. File photo

ISLAMABAD: Only two days left before the election in the appointment of the chairman of the Senate and the deputy chairman of the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) and the Party of Pakistani People (PPS) expedited consultations for appointment candidate of his choice.

On Saturday, the assembly of PML-N and its allies was headed by Nawaz Sharif in the federal capital. The meeting discussed the election of the upper posts of the Upper Chamber and, accordingly, a strategy was developed.

The leader of the National Party (NP) Hasil Bizenho spoke with reporters after the meeting, stating that the authority to appoint the chairman and deputy chairman was given to Nawaz.

When asked about the possibility that Raza Rabbani was the candidate for the best post, Bisengjo replied: "Rabbani's own party does not want to nominate him."

The leader of the NP added that in addition to his party, PML-N had the support of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F), Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) and Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami (PkMAP) and at the meeting there were no discussions for the appointment of a chairman from Balochistan. "This is not a Balochistan problem, but a question for allied parties."

Senator PML-N Mushaydullah Khan claimed that the party supports 57-58 senators. "As Nawaz Sharif said, we will consult our allied parties and announce the names to the chairman and deputy chairman," Khan told reporters.

Bizengo further said that Nawaz will announce names today or tomorrow (Sunday)

The opposition PPP also holds advisory sessions on appointment to posts. According to reports, the party meeting to discuss this issue will be held tonight at the Zardari House in Lahore. It is expected that Raza Rabbani will attend the meeting.

Earlier in the day, Bilawat Bhutto Zardari, chairman of the PPS, expressed his readiness to appoint a candidate from Balochistan to the post of senior Senate.

The incumbent chairman Raza Rabbani, supported by Nawaz, but not Asif Ali Zardari, also received strong support from JI and JUI-F to remain in office, both sides campaigning for his appointment.

Game number

PML-N and independent parties supported by the party have 33 members in the Senate after the March 3 elections. If you add alliances of this party to 5 senators from PkMAP, 5 from the National Party, 4 from JUI-F and 1 from the Pakistan Muslim league-functional (PML-F), then the number increases to 48.

PML-N and his allies claim they are ahead of the game with numbers, and are confident of the support of 5 Muttaghids of the Moumtagh movement (MQM-P), 2 of 8 from FATA, 1 from ANP and 1 from the National Party of Balugistan (Mengal).

If PML-N really gets support from these 9 senators, then the party will have a total of 57 members.

A day ago, both factions of MQM-P were ready to support PML-N. To go to number 53, support from the FATA senators, who previously required the position of deputy chairman at the meeting with Prime Minister Shahid Hagan Abbasi, will be important.

Today, FATA senators will meet with PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif

Senate session March 12

President Mamnoun Hussein convened a Senate meeting on March 12 in which the newly elected senators will be recruited to swearing in at 10 am.

Nomination documents for the chairman and deputy chairman of the Senate will be presented on the same day in the Senate Secretariat.

The nominees' documents will be considered at 14:00, on March 12, and one more session will be called at 16:00 on the same day when the chairman and deputy chairman will be elected.

After the election, the Senate chairman swore, and then swore in his deputy.

After taking the oath, the session will be postponed until further notice.

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