Govt offers Senate Deputy Chairman slot to JUI-F

Abdul Ghafoor Haideri

Government on Tuesday, in a bid to get support of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) in upcoming election for top slots of the Senate, has offered post of Senate Deputy Chairman to the party.
As per details, Federal Minister for Defense Pervaiz Khattak has offered JUI-F’s Abdul Ghafoor Haideri Senate Deputy Chairmanship.
Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, whose party is member of opposition alliance Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), said that he cannot predict who will become Senate Chairman on March 12 nor has he been informed about PDM’s decision about candidates for the top slots of Senate.
On the other hand, PDM has decided to field JUI-F candidate for slot of Senate Deputy Chairman while Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) will get post of Opposition leader in the upper house of parliament.
A meeting of steering committee was held under the chair of former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at his residence. The meeting deliberated on names of candidates for the elections; however an official announcement will be made by PDM head Maulana Fazl-ur Rehman.