Senate Rejects No-confidence Resolutions Against Chairman Senate And Deputy Chairman

Senate today rejected the no confidence resolutions moved against Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani and Deputy Chairman Saleem Mandviwala as these failed to secure the required fifty three votes.

The no confidence against the Chairman was moved by the opposition parties and fifty Senators voted in favor of it.

The no confidence against the Deputy Chairman was moved by the treasury benches and thirty-two Senators voted in favor of it.

The House has now been prorogued.

Meanwhile, Leader of the House in Senate Shibli Faraz has said rejection of no confidence resolution against Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani is the victory of the institution of Senate.

Talking to media outside the parliament house in Islamabad today, he said the opposition members of Senate must show seriousness towards their responsibility for legislation in the upper house of the Parliament.

He urged the opposition Senators to refrain from walk outs and seriously participate in the political debates in the house, legislation and process of accountability.

Shibli Faraz said they will discourage any future attempt to disrupt the functioning of the house by the opposition members.

He said JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman used the Senators from other opposition parties to achieve his vested interests but he failed in his endeavor.

He said they were in contact with opposition members and tried to convince them that by moving a no confidence motion against the chairman Senate they are doing disservice to the traditions of the house and the spirit of democracy.

Defence Minister Pervez Khattak has congratulated Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani over his victory in no-confidence motion moved against him by the opposition.

In a statement today, he said it is the victory of democracy and we always stand with democratic forces. Pervez Khattak said Sadiq Sanjrani is running the upper house in a balanced manner.

Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhary has said the triumph of Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani will strengthen the upper house, democracy and the institutions. Talking to the media persons in Islamabad today, he said the Senators gave vote against the no confidence to ensure continuity in the house.