Faisal Vawda’s demand for Senate ticket based mostly on seniority are legitimate: Asad Umar

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Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar. Photo: File

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar on Monday stated that the federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda’s demand to prioritise him for Senate ticket based mostly on his seniority are legitimate.

Speaking throughout a present on Geo News, the minister added that whereas Vawda’s issues are real, the objections raised by PTI Sindh members in relation to giving a Senate ticket to Faisal Vawda are additionally “understandable because he is a sitting Member of the National Assembly (MNA) so [party members think that] he should not be given a Senate ticket.”

“Faisal Vawda has an ongoing [dual citizenship] case against him and we don’t know when will a verdict be given regarding that,” Asad Umar stated. “There is a risk of the court giving a judgment against Vawda.”

Speaking in regards to the Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani, Asad Umar stated that “he had shown a good performance,” including that “someone becoming the chairman of the Senate from Balochistan for the first time was a welcome change.”

Answering a query in regards to the observe of horse-trading within the Senate elections, the minister stated that the method of open-ballot voting would deliver a couple of change.

“If five people sold out [their votes] in the past during the Senate election, maybe three of them will not do it now after the introduction of open-ballot voting.”

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Sindh chapter has been going through a extreme rift after the occasion management finalised Federal Minister Faisal Vawda and rich building contractor Saifullah Abro for the Senate from the province.

The occasion’s choice has generated criticism from its key leaders from three zones of rural Sindh who on Sunday wrote a letter to Governor Sindh Imran Ismail to point out their anger and demand the occasion’s excessive command to take again tickets from Vawda and Abro.

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