Imran Khan rules out Senate vote for PML-N, PPP

Zardari in no mood to strike deal with PML-N

On Friday, Imran said that his party's Senators would neither vote to Pakistan People's Party (PPP) nor Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) for the Senate Chairman slot. We, therefore, will urge PPP co-chairman to review his decision and nominate Raza Rabbani as at the end of the day it is the leader of his own party who will be occupying Chairman Senate seat.

Similar sentiments were expressed by Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) convener Dr. Farooq Sattar.

The groups of independent senators-elect from Balochistan and Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (Fata) are believed to play a crucial role in the upcoming election for the offices of Senate chairman and deputy chairman. While Zardari rejected the offer of bringing a unanimous candidate, it is good to see that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is still sticking to the spirit he had shown soon after 2013 election when he accepted the opposition parties' forming their governments in the provinces while also allowing the governments in Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Kashmir to complete their terms.

Talking to media after meeting Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, Zardari said that the decision for chairman Senate will be taken after consultations from all allies.

All political parties have expedited their efforts for the appointment of a their candidates on vacant slot of Senate chairman.

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The PPP Central Information Secretary said it would be better for Khawaja Asif to pay attention to his assigned duties as the foreign minister rather than serving to Sharif family.

"Imran Khan sahib and PTI get the first credit for lending their support", he said, adding that he also values the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) for appreciating the prospect of a Senate chairman from Balochistan.

Pakistan's Senate comprises of 104 members and to replace the outgoing Senate chairman Raza Rabbani with their candidates, the mainstream parties need at least 53 votes.

Separately, the PML-N has claimed that it has enough majority in the Senate to appoint its own chairman and the deputy chairman.

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