Gilani appointed as opposition leader in Senate
Monitoring Desk :
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader, Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani has been appointed as the opposition leader in Senate on Friday. The senate secretariat issued a notification in this regard.
Earlier in the day, Gilani, along with Senator Sherry Rehman had reached the Parliament House and met Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani, to whom the nomination papers were submitted.
Rehman said that the application had been filed with signatures from a total of 30 senators – 21 from the PPP, two from the Awami National Party, one from the Jamaat-i-Islami, two from members belonging to Fata and four from the independent group of Dilawar Khan.
PPP sources identified Senators Hidayatullah Khan, Hilal-ur-Rehman, Mushtaq Ahmed and Nawabzada Arbab Umar Farooq as some of the names who had signed the agreement.
The issue of the Senate opposition leader has created disagreements in the ranks of the opposition alliance with both the PML-N and PPP publicly claiming their right to the key office.