Politicians took to twitter right to express their views after the election of Sadiq Sanjrani, the opposition-backed candidate from Balochistan, as Senate chairman on Monday.
Sanjrani, who secured 57 out of a possible 103 votes, was administered oath by presiding officer Sardar Yaqub Khan.
Sanjrani, an independent had been backed by Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P). According to reports, Sanjrani also had the support of independent senators elected from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto termed it a victory for Balochistan and federalism against “Zia’s opening batsman” Raja Zafarul Haq, fielded by the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and its allies.
Zia’s opening batsman defeated. Balochistan wins. Federalism wins. Congratulations Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani.
— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) March 12, 2018
PTI Chairman Imran Khan echoed the same views, saying he is happy for the people of Balochistan and the federation.
Congratulations to Baloch Senator Sadiq Sanjirani for becoming Chairman Senate. This will strengthen the federation. We are happy for the people of Balochistan & for the federation of Pakistan.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) March 12, 2018
PML-N leaders Marriyum Aurangzeb and Talal Chauhdry in a media talk after the election criticised parties “which were against each other coming together to defeat PML-N”.
“Their real faces have become exposed,” she said.-Web Desk