ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Farooq H Naek has allotted seat of Opposition leader in Senate to Senior PML-N leader Senator Ishaq Dar as he enjoyed considerable majority. Senator Waseem Sajjad had resigned from the seat of Opposition leader after inclusion of PML-Q in the ruling government.
PML-N contacted to different political parties and nominated Senator Ishaq Dar for seat of Opposition leader in Senate and informed Chairman Senate Farooq H Naek about their majority. Sources told Pakistan Times. that PML-N had vehemently protested against delay in the allotment of the seat to Senator Ishaq Dar by Chairman Senate Farooq H Naek. It is relevant to mention that in reaction Senator Ishaq Dar refused to visit abroad with Farooq H Naek.
Meanwhile Chairman Senate Farooq H. Naek has also allotted opposition benches to seven dissident PML-Q senators. Talking to media, leader of Q-League Azad Group Senator Tariq Azeem expressed that they had serious concerns over the inclusion of PML(Q) in the government and they appealed to Chairman Senate, in an application, to allot them opposition benches as they didn’t have any association with government. He added that our application was accepted formally. The defiant senators include Senator Tariq Azeem, Gulshan Saeed, Jamal Leghari, Naeem Hussain Chatha, Javed Ali Shah and Rehana Yahya Baloch. -Online