Election for Senate’s chairman, deputy chairmanship on Friday

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Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): Voting for the chairman and deputy chairman of the Senate will be held on Friday.

The election process will be conducted through secret ballot after oath-taking of 48 newly elected members of the Upper House.

President Dr Arif Alvi has summoned session of the Upper House at 10AM at the Parliament House.

The President has nominated Senator Sayed Muzafar Hussain Shah as presiding officer for Friday’s session.

The presiding officer will administer the oath of the members-elect. Later, the new elected senators will sign the roll of the members, after which the presiding officer will announce schedule of the chairman and the deputy chairman of senate.

At the outset, Secretary Senate will formally welcome the members-elect and make announcement regarding nomination of the Presiding Officer by the President of Pakistan.

According to Radio Pakistan, After the Friday prayer, the session will resume at three p.m. and a second chance will be given to members-elect, if any, to take oath.

Later, the names of candidates for the slot of Chairman Senate will be announced and election for this coveted post to be held through secret ballot. On the same day, result of the election for the slot of Chairman Senate will be announced and the successful candidate will take oath of his office and preside over the remaining session.

The new chairman will conduct election for the office of deputy chairman senate and administer oath of the returned candidate.