President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi on Monday (July 29) appointed Senator Barrister Muhammad Ali Saif as the presiding officer for chairman senate election on August 1.
“The house has been summoned to meet on August 1, and then there will be seven days [for voting],” Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Azam Swati told a press conference here on Monday (July 29). The remarks evoked a strong reaction from the opposition which has been accusing the government and the Senate secretariat of using delaying tactics.
On July 27, A four-member government delegation led by Senate Leader Shibli Faraz on Friday met with Senator Hasil Bizenjo at his residence where Hasil Bizenjo said that he is nominee of the joint opposition for Chairman Senate and it is not possible now to withdraw no-confidence motion.
The opposition parties decided to remove Sanjrani from his post and formally submitted a no-confidence resolution against him in the Senate secretariat on July 9. Prepared by PML-N’s Senator Javed Abbasi and PPP’s Senator Sherry Rehman, the resolution was signed by 44 senators.
The opposition on July 11 nominated National Party’s (NP) Hasil Bizenjo for the position of Senate chairman as efforts to replace incumbent chair Sadiq Sanjrani gain momentum.
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17 November, 2019