ISLAMABAD (Khyber News) – The preparations to elect opposition leader in the upper house of the Parliament, Senate have been geared up.
Two independent candidates Hidayatullah and Hilal-ur-Rehman have extended their support to Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) candidate Yousaf Raza Gillani.
The PPP has support from 26 members of the Senate in opposition leader election.
Earlier, two main parties of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), PPP and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), had nominated separate candidates for the post of opposition leader in Senate.
The PPP had selected Yousaf Raza Gillani as a nominee for opposition leader seat while PML-N had provided the name of Azam Nazeer Tarar.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi told that the members of PDM had agreed to bring opposition leader from PML-N.
It is to be mentioned here that the member of upper house had elected the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government-backed Sadiq Sanjarani and Muhammad Mirza Afridi as chairman and deputy chairman of Senate.