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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 rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 20 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains marginally same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 20, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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