Opposition fails to vote Sadiq Sanjarani out as Senate chairman

03:25 PM | 1 Aug, 2019
Opposition fails to vote Sadiq Sanjarani out as Senate chairman
ISLAMABAD – Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani Thursday kept his post in the Senate after a resolution of the opposition to remove him was defeated as only 50 Senators out of 104 Senators voted in favour of the move.

Senator Muhammad Ali Saif who was presiding the session started the voting process when 64 Senators approved moving of a resolution against the incumbent Chairman Senate.

When the voting started, the hall of the Senate was closed, however the Presiding Officer allowed use of lobbies. The empty ballot box was shown to the two polling agents. Senator Javed Abbasi was acting as polling agent of the opposition while Nauman Wazir Khattak was the polling agent from the treasury benches.

A hundred Senators took part in the voting while three Senators Mushtaq Ahmed, Sirajul Haq and Chaudhry Tanveer did not cast their vote.

The opposition needed at least 53 votes for no-confidence but fell just three votes short of victory. Five votes were rejected, while 45 were cast in favour of Sanjrani.

The resolution against the Chairman Senate was moved by 42 Senators including Leader of the Opposition in the House Raja Muhammad Zafar ul Haq, Senator Atta Ur Rehman, Molvi Faiz Muhammad, Abida Muhammad Azeem, Agha Shahzaib Durrani, Rana Mahmood ul Hassan, Pervaiz Rasheed, Musadik Masood Malik, Sitara Ayaz, Pervaiz Rashid and others.

Sadiq Sanjrani assumed office of the Chairman Senate on March 12, 2018. He was the youngest and first ever Chairman of the Senate who hailed from the province of Balochistan.

This was for the first time in the history of Pakistan that a no-confidence motion was submitted against the senate chairman, demanding he steps aside after only being in office for over a year.

The opposition parties had nominated Hasil Bizenjo as their candidate for the post of chairman Senate.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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