Senate Chairmanship: Sharif's last ditch manoeuvre

Senate Chairmanship: Sharif's last ditch manoeuvre
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Quaid Nawaz Sharif has played his master stroke by nominating a senator from Balochistan for the slot of Chairman Senate in order to block opposition move of electing Sajid Sanjrani from Balochistan .

Former PM is playing his cards quite smartly, as he has decided to nominate Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo, the president of the National Party, for the coveted slot of theSenate link chairman, it has been learnt reliably.

Earlier PPP and PTI had supported Sajid Sanjrani from Balochistan as their prime candidate. Nawaz Sharif decision has come in response to opposition decision of nominating senator from Balochistan.

Nawaz Sharif link decided to nominate Bizenjo for the chairmanship after the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari turned down a proposal floated by him to name outgoingSenate link chairman Raza Rabbani as a joint candidate for the top slot.

PTI and Balochistan Chief Minister had demanded that the new Chairman Senate link should be from Balochistan.

However, whom the slot of deputy chairman will go to remains undecided. The sources confided that the nomination for the slot of the deputy chairman could not be made; however, a decision in this regard will be taken after taking all the allies into confidence.

Expressing satisfaction over the progress to woo other parties, the sources claimed that the PML-N will soon be in a position to appoint its handpicked chairman for the upper house

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