ISLAMABAD (9Newshd): Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani on Thursday survived a no-confidence motion moved against him by the opposition.
50 votes were received in favor of the no-confidence motion, thus the resolution against Sadiq Sanjrani was not adopted. Voting took place through a secret ballot with a total of 53 votes required to remove the chairman.
At the start of the session, 64 senators had stood up in support of the motion to table the no-confidence resolution.
For the first time in the history of Pakistan, a no-confidence motion had been submitted against the Senate chairman, demanding he resigns from his post.
Opposition parties had nominated Hasil Bizenjo as their candidate for the post of Senate chairman.
Following the vote on Sanjrani’s no-confidence resolution, a similar resolution was tabled for the removal of Senate Deputy Chairman Saleem Mandviwalla by the government. 34 members stoop up in favor of the resolution.
Speaking to media on Wednesday, Biznejo said he had already won the day his name was put forward. He claimed to have the support of 65 opposition senators and suggested Sanjrani resign. “It would be better for him as well as for us,” he said. For more latest news Pakistan, visit 9newshd.tv