Newly elected Senators take oath

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ISLAMABAD: Newly-elected members of the Upper House took oath as Senators at a specially convened session of the House in Islamabad on Monday morning.

Senator Sardar Yaqoob Khan Nasir, who was nominated by the President to chair the session administered oath to the new members.

Fifty-two of fifty-three newly elected Senators took oath on Monday.

They included a member elected from Punjab against the seat vacated due to disqualification of Nehal Hashmi.

Ishaq Dar, who is under treatment abroad, could not attend the session.

After oath-taking the new members signed the roll of the house.

The House has now been adjourned till four this afternoon to elect Chairman and Deputy Chairman.

PPP and PTI-backed candidates for the office of Chairman and Deputy Chairman Senate have filed their nomination papers for the election being held this afternoon.

Sadiq Sanjrani is candidate for the office of Chairman and Saleem Mandviwalla for Deputy Chairman Senate.

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