Billions of rupees involved in Senate election, alleges Mushahidullah


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senator Mushahidullah Khan said that billions of rupees were involved in the election for the Senate chairman and deputy chairman.

Mushahidullah said this in an interview with a local TV channel. He said that three or four parties want to take the credit for this win but the real credit goes to people who are behind the curtain.

According to Mushahidullah, some people ditched the PML-N’s candidate at the last moment after showing support for him before the elections began.

The ruling PML-N’s candidates lost the top Senate slots as Sadiq Sanjrani, an opposition-backed candidate from Balochistan, was appointed chairman with a wide majority.

Apart from the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Sanjrani was backed by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P). He secured 57 votes compared to Raja Zafar-ul-Haq’s 46.

PPP’s Saleem Mandviwalla won the post of deputy chairman beating PML-N backed Usman Kakar who received 44 votes.