Veteran politician, Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri is from Balochistan province. He holds the important portfolio of Chairman Standing Committee on Railways. He is also a member of several Standing Committees including Communications and Postal Services, Foreign Affairs and Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Water and Power.
Earlier on Wednesday, Opposition Leader, Syed Khursheed Shah held a meeting with PMLQ leaders Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, Pervaiz Elahi, JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, BNP and PPP leaders at Zardari House here.
During the meeting the name of Abdul Ghafoor Haideri was shortlisted for the post of deputy chairman Senate.
Later, Khursheed Shah had telephoned PM Nawaz to discuss nomination of deputy chairman Senate.
The first session of 13th parliamentary year has been summoned by President Mamnoon Hussain today.