ISLAMABAD, March 11 (INP): With the election of the Senate chairman and deputy chairman due on Monday, several important meetings are under way while others are planning for later today to finalise candidates for the top slots of the Upper House of Parliament.
Early today, recently-elected chief minister of Balochistan, Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, held a meeting with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan at his Bani Gala residence along with independent senators from the province.
Following the meeting, the PTI spokesperson informed the media that the party will support Sadiq Sanjrani, an independent senator-elect from Balochistan for the Senate chairman.
According to sources, the PTI chief reiterated in the meeting that the Senate chairman should be from Balochistan and the deputy chairman from the tribal areas so the sense of isolation of these regions is addressed.
Moreover, sources said Bizenjo has assured the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) of support for the party’s candidate for deputy chairman of the Senate from any region in return for their support for Sanjrani.
The Balochistan chief minister also thanked Imran for his support to candidates from neglected provinces.
Earlier, the PTI and PPP had given the authority to Bizenjo to bring forth a joint candidate for the slots with help of the newly-elected independent senators from Balochistan.