ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani on Thursday survived the opposition’s no-confidence motion.
Voting, which took place through a secret ballot recorded 50 votes in favour of the resolution, three short of the minimum requirement. 5 votes casted were rejected.
As the session began, 64 senators had stood up in support of the motion to table the no-confidence resolution. It was highly expected that the Chairman would not survive. However, that didn’t happen.
It was for the first time ever that a no-confidence motion had been submitted against the Senate chairman, demanding him to resign from his post. Opposition parties had instead nominated Hasil Bizenjo as their candidate for the post of Senate chairman.
Following the vote on Sanjrani’s no-confidence resolution, a similar resolution was tabled for the removal of Senate Deputy Chairman Saleem Mandviwalla by the government. 34 members stoop up in favour of the resolution.
Special Assistant to PM on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan said that the opposition tried to target Sadiq Sanjrani due to the malice they carry against PM Imran Khan. She added, “The opposition is failing to understand that the people have rejected them.”
Awan said that she had the highest regard for the lawmakers who made the motion unsuccessful.