Islamabad (Staff Report): Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) backed Sadiq Sanjrani on Monday elected as chairman of the Senate .

Sanjrani secured 57 votes. While, Raja Zafarul Haq — nominated by the ruling PML-N and supported by its coalition partners got 46 votes.

Sanjrani , independent Balochistan senator, was proposed by Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bazinjo and backed by PTI , PPP , MQM-P.