IHC dismisses Gilani's petition against Senate chairman's election
The former prime minister’s lawyer Farooq H Naek, in his arguments, told the court that his client received 49 votes but seven votes were rejected.
When asked, Naek told the court that they have challenged the Senate election, not its procedure. “Parliament’s business or procedure were not part of the March 12 Senate chairman’s election,” he added.
On the court’s inquiry, it was informed that the Senate chairman can be removed through a no-confidence motion. The court remarked “If Yousaf Raza thinks that he has the support of more members then why does he not table a no-trust move against the chairman.”
Naek responded that the PPP had not yet accepted Sadiq Sanjrani as the Senate chairman.
Sadiq Sanjrani was elected Senate chairman after securing 48 votes on March 12. The PPP leader received 42 votes but seven votes in his favour were rejected during the counting process.
Reporter Ihtisham Kiani