No trust motion: Senate session called on July 23 on opposition's requisition

PESHAWAR: Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani has summoned session of the Senate on July 23 saying ‘he is ready to face the resolution lodged by opposition parties for his removal from the Chair’. According to a notification issued on Saturday, the session has been convened in parliament house at 3 pm.

The opposition parties had written a letter to chairman senate to expedite the process for the summoning session and warned that uncalled-for delay would be a violation of the Constitution.

Chairman senate has also written a letter to the opposition members with the aim to respond to the contentions which have forced them to lodge the no-confidence motion against him. Sajrani in the letter has said that he has worked without any prejudice and fought for the cause of upholding the supremacy of the Parliament. “I am ready to face the resolution but we should ensure that our conduct during this entire process does not weaken the sanctity and force of the Ruling of the Chair.”

“I would reiterate that I am standing not for my own cause but for the prestige of Senate,” said Sanjrani in his letter to the opposition leadership. “Individuals come and go but institutions, traditions and Parliamentary procedures/practices are here to stay, let’s not tarnish the majesty of the Parliament which I am determined to protect irrespective of the consequences.”

The opposition parties in the Senate had expressed no confidence in Sanjrani and lodged a resolution for his removal from the Chair. The decision in this regard was taken by all opposition parties’ alliance alleging that Sanjrani is taking dictations from PM Imran Khan.

The opposition parties have nominated Mir Hasil Bazenjo, a senator from Baluchistan province, for the Chair of the senate. In response to the resolution, ruling party senators have also submitted a resolution for the removal of the deputy chairman senate Saleem Mandviwalla.


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