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Opposition-backed Sanjrani, Mandviwalla take top Senate posts

 ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Monday elected opposition-backed candidates Sadiq Sanjrani as chairman and Saleem Mandviwalla as deputy chairman of the upper house of Pakistan's parliament, ARY News reported. Sanjrani secured 57 votes, while PML-N backed Raja Zafarul Haq secured 46 out of the total 103 cast for the seat of the Senate chairman. Sanjrani, an independent senator, was backed by Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P). Sanjrani…

Imran says Senate chairman, deputy chairman should be from Balochistan, FATA

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Friday put weight behind Balochistan and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) candidates for election on the seats of Senate chairman and deputy chairman, ARY News reported. "We will strive to make chairman senate from Balochistan, while deputy chairman should be from FATA region to recognise their sacrifices in the war on terror," he said while talking to media in Islamabad regarding election on the top seats of the senate. He said through…