Opp senators refuse to withdraw no-confidence motion against chairman


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18 Jul, 2019 1:40 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The opposition senators on Thursday refused to take back the no-confidence motion against the chairman of upper house.

The opposition senators convened a session to review their strategy for the ‘no-confidence motion’ against the chairman on their requisition. The opposition leaders said that they would change the Senate chairman at every cost.

He also suggested to chairman that he should resign himself so that the numbers of senators are 66 against him. He claimed that horse trading plus happening and their senators are receiving telephone calls.

According to the reports, 54 senators attended the session of opposition against the upper house chairman for no-confidence motion. It is pertinent to mention here that 52 votes are required to change the Senate chairman.

According to the reports, 54 senators attended the session of opposition against the upper house chairman for no-confidence motion.

It is pertinent to mention here that 52 votes are required to change the Senate chairman.

The meeting presided over by the leader of opposition in house Raja Zafarul Haq of the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N). A delegation of the Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) headed by Senator Sherry Rehman attended the meeting.

It is worth mentioning here that all opposition members have been directed to ensure their presence at the meeting.

On Tuesday, Sadiq Sanjrani approved a notice for the Motion for Removal of Chairman Senate in terms of Rule 12 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Senate, 2012.

Accordingly, the Senate secretariat has circulated the notice among the members and written a letter to the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs for further necessary action at its end.

However, it is still not clear that the no-confidence motion can be moved in a requisitioned or a regular session of the Senate.

Earlier, the opposition’s Rehbar Committee had agreed over the name of National Party Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo for the candidate of Senate chairman .

Addressing a press conference, the opposition parties Rehbar Committee formally announced the name of candidate as Hasil Bizenjo for the slot of Senate chairman after meeting.

During the meeting, the opposition parties have decided to nominate the candidate from Balochistan to replace incumbent chairman Sadiq Sanjrani who was also elected as senator from the province.

All the members of Rehbar Committee attended the session and two names from Balochistan Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo and Mir Kabir Shahi were under consideration to the opposition leaders and they reached to consensus over the name of Mir Hasil Khan.

After the meeting, Rehbar Committee member Akram Durrani said that the name of Hasil Bizenjo was selected after consultations of all members. He also said that they will try to make him successful during the Senate election. “I hope Bizenjo will win the election with heavy margin and become Senate chairman,” he claimed.


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