According to sources, the PML-N and PPP have finalized the requisition for the removal of Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani, and the senators of both parties have signed it.
The PML-N and the PPP have started contacting Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan, Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA), Awami National Party (ANP), Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) and others to get support.
According to sources, the development has said that Pakistan People’s Party’s senator Yousuf Raza Gilani is a strong candidate for the next chairman.
Remember that in 2019, Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani survived a motion of no-confidence pushed by the opposition.
Mere hours before the final result, the resolution to move a no-confidence vote against Sanjrani had been passed comfortably by opposition senators, with 64 voting in its favor.
Needing only 53 of the 64 senators’ votes to send Sanjrani packing, the opposition instead fell three short when the results of the secret ballot were announced.
The final vote count was 50 votes in favor of the motion, five votes rejected, and 45 cast against.