Asif Kirmani rewarded with the seat of Senate

Asif Kirmani rewarded with the seat of Senate

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has rewarded his special assistant Asif Kirmani over his services during the ongoing Panama Papers case.

Special Assistant to Prime Minister Dr. Asif Kirmani was elected Senator unopposed on a general seat from Punjab, here on Thursday.

The Senate seat fell vacant after the PPP leader and renowned lawyer Babar Awan ditched his party, resigned from the upper House and joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.

The election commission of Pakistan received nomination papers of Kirmani and fixed August 8 as polling day for the said seat.

However, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan Peoples Party did not file any candidate against Kirmani.