Mr. Sadiq Sanjrani who just got elected as a new chairman of the upper house of the parliament. He was an independent candidate but had the support of all the opposition parties including Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf(PTI), and MQM as well. He secured 57 Votes out of 104 of the total of which 103 were casted votes. His rival and the ruling party candidate Raja Zafar-ul-Haq got only 43 votes.
New Chairman Senate met PPP leader and Co-Chairman Mr. Asif Ali Zardari at Bilawal House, where he appreciated the PPP support and thanked former President Asif Ali Zardari for electing him at the post, he further said that people of Balochistan are very happy and grateful to the PPP for its support. Other senior candidates from PPP were also present at the meeting including the candidate for the leader of the opposition in Senate Sherry Rehman, Jan Jamali, and Senator Khuda Babar.
Mr. Sadiq Sanjrani took the oath as Chairman Senate on March 12th, 2018, as an independent senator.