Pakistan

Sadiq Sanjrani defeats Yousaf Raza Gillani in Senate chairman election

ISLAMABAD: Sadiq Sanjrani, the PTI-led government’s candidate, has won the knife-edge Senate chairman election over Yousaf Raza Gillani, fielded by the Opposition parties’ anti-government coalition under the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) banner, marking a significant victory for the ruling party.

Sanjrani received 48 votes, while Gillani bagged 42. Eight of the 98 votes in total were rejected, including one that had a stamp on both names.

Earlier, the Senate session started at 10am with oath-taking ceremony of the newly-elected lawmakers, while the voting process completed shortly before 5pm, after which the counting began.

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