President of Pakistan has convened upper house of the parliament session on August 1. The session of the Senate has been called in connection with the no-confidence motion against Chairman and Deputy Chairman of Senate. The session has been called after the President approved summary sent by the ministry of parliamentary affairs to summon Senate session.
Notification issued by Senate secretariat said the voting on no confidence resolution against Chairman Sadiq Sanjarani would be held in the session. Sanjarani had said that no-confidence motion against the chairman Senate could not be moved in the requisition session of the Senate and it can only be held in a regular session summoned by president.
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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