Sadiq Sanjrani reelected chairman Senate in an upset poll held in Islamabad today (Friday).
The PTI government’s candidate for the Senate chairman election, Sadiq Sanjrani, defeated joint opposition’s candidate Yousaf Raza Gillani.
Sadiq Sanjrani reelected chairman Senate
Sanjrani secured 48 votes, while Gillani got 42 votes.
Eight of the 98 votes in total stood rejected, including one that had a stamp on both names.
Earlier, the Senate session began at 10am with oath-taking ceremony of the newly-elected lawmakers.
The process of voting completed shortly before 5pm, after which the counting began.
Senate Secretariat officials held the election.