3 names emerge strong for slot of Chairman Senate
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League–Nawaz (PML-N) have started lobbying for the position of Senate chairman and both parties were in the process of contacting smaller parties as well as independent senators for support.
The names of Raja Zafarulhuq, Pervaiz Rashid and Raza Rabbani have emerged strong for the slot of Chairman Senate.
Former president and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has shifted his focus to opening the doors to win the Senate chairman slot.
The ruling PML-N is expected to filed party chairman Raja Zafarul Haq as the candidate for the Senate chairman while, the name of Pervaiz Rasheed has also been circulating for the top slot.
The king of reconciliation is said to be making his efforts to regain the slot of Senate Chairman by jacking up the number of his party’s senators in the upper house.
Earlier, according to detailed official result released by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the ruling PML-N backed candidates have won majority seats from Centre and Punjab and Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) from Sindh and PTI from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in election for 52 vacant seats.
The results show that PML-N has won 15 seats, PPP 12, PTI 6, National Party and Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party clinched two each while Jammiat Ulema Islam (F), Jamat Islami, MQM (Pak) and PML-F won one each.