Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo on Sunday called on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, and decided to name Sadiq Sanjrani as the joint candidate for the position of Senate chairman.
Now ppp also announced to support sanjrani for chairman senate and saleem mandwiwala for deputy.
With political jockeying at its peak ahead of the election of the top Senate positions on Monday, independent lawmakers from Balochistan met the PTI chief at his Bani Gala residence.
Media sources told that Bizenjo and Imran finalised the names of candidates for both positions, while the PTI chief maintained that the Senate chairman and deputy chairman should be from Balochistan and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) respectively, to end the prevailing sense of deprivation.
The Balochistan CM thanked Imran for his support and added that the PTI chief should also ask other parties to support senators from the regions suffering from isolation, sources added.
SANJRANI, THE TOP CONTENDER:
The independent Balochistan senator-elect has been reported as the top contender for the Senate chairmanship in view of the support from PTI, PPP, MQM-P and Baloch senators.
The media reports claimed Sanjrani is also backed by the PPP in exchange for his support for the proposed name for Senate chairman post.
Imran agreed to back PPP’s candidate for the position of Senate deputy chairman after the Bani Gala meeting with Bizenjo. He announced his party’s support for any candidate named by the PPP.
During the media talk in Faisalabad on Sunday, Imran said he had been asked to support the panel of Balochistan CM, which included a deputy chairman nominated by the PPP.
According to media sources, PPP’s Saleem Mandviwala is the probable contender for the post.