Pakistan’s Senate elects its chairman, deputy chairman tomorrow


ISLAMABAD – The upper house of Pakistan’s Parliament would elect its chairman and deputy chairman through secret ballot after oath-taking of 48 newly elected members of Senate on Friday.

According to the Senate Secretariat, the session would meet in the morning for oath-taking of the newly elected senators after which the session will be adjourned.

After the adjournment of the session, nomination papers for the chairman and deputy chairman would be submitted.

Later, the session would resume in the evening the same day to elect the chairman and deputy chairman of the Upper House.

Names of the candidates would be announced during the meeting and later a secret ballot will be held.

The names of winning candidates for the slots of chairman and deputy chairman would be announced after which they will also take the oath.

Meanwhile, the anti-government Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) has received the nomination papers for tomorrow’s election.

The 11-party alliance has received papers from Yousuf Raza Gilani for the post of chairman Senate and Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri for the post of deputy chairman. Three sets of papers have been received for both the posts.

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