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Newly elected Senators take oath as house prepares to elect chairman

Fifty-one newly elected Senators took oath in a ceremony held in Islamabad on Monday as the house prepared to elect its new chairman and deputy chairman.
Presiding Officer Yaqoob Nasar administered the oath for the Senators elected via polls held on March 3. Senators were then invited to sign the member rolls.
Meanwhile, PML-N and allies are meeting at the residence of PML-N leader Chaudhry Muneer in Islamabad to finalise the names of their candidates for chairman and deputy chairman of the upper house of the parliament, DawnNewsTV reported.
The opposition, including Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and the PPP, has already forwarded the name of Sadiq Sanjrani, an independent senator from Balochistan, for the house’s chairmanship while PPP’s Saleem Mandviwalla has been proposed as the deputy chairman candidate.