Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Leadership of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)  decided on Saturday to bring a no-confidence motion against the chairman of the Senate.

According to media reports, it was decided that after the election of the prime minister, National Assembly speaker, and deputy speaker, the opposition parties will decide on changing Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani.

Sanjrani, a native of Balochistan, was elected as Senate chairman earlier this year with the help of the PPP and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, brushing aside the apparent majority of PML-N.

Moreover, the two sides also discussed a possible alliance ahead of the presidential elections scheduled in September this year.

PML-N’s leaders Shehbaz Sharif, Ayaz Sadiq, Khawaja Asif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi were present at the meeting, whereas the PPP delegation comprised party leaders Khursheed Shah and Raja Pervez Ashraf, among others.