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March 13, 2018

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Zia’s opener defeated: Bilawal

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Monday said that the opening batsman of Zia has been defeated in the elections for Senate top slots.

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Bilawal in his tweet said, “Zia’s opening batsman defeated. Balochistan wins. Federalism wins.” He dubbed the win of opposition alliance a win of Balochistan and federalism. Later, after taking charge as Senate Chairman, Sadiq Sanjrani held meeting with Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari at Zardari House. Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Qudus Bizanjo was also present in the meeting.

While in a reaction to criticism of the PML-N ministers on the PPP and former president Asif Ali Zardari, PPP Secretary General Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari said the that Asif Ali Zardari has become a symbol of fear for anti-PPP elements and bad mouthing Asif Ali Zardari by the PML-N ministers shows that PML-N is a bad loser. “It is about time that PML-N leaders themselves realise that every heavy mandate Nawaz Sharif was awarded was wrong and false. Asif Ali Zardari has strengthened federation by getting elected Senate chairman from Balochistan,” he said.

Nayyar Bukhari said that Nawaz Sharif has always conspired against democracy and he was the one who wanted to become Ameer-ul-Momineen. “Nawaz Sharif will never change and he will always be a byproduct of dictator Ziaul Haq,” he said.

He congratulated Mir Sadiq Sanjrani and Saleem Mandviwala on being elected as chairman and deputy chairman of the Senate. Meanwhile, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan felicitated Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani after his stunning victory as chairman of the Senate.

Imran Khan took to Twitter to congratulate Sanjrani and the people of Balochistan saying that his victory would strengthen the federation. “This will strengthen the federation. We are happy for the people of Balochistan & for the federation of Pakistan,” Khan tweeted.

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