PPP makes Rabani party’s parliamentary leader in Senate

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has decided to make Senator Mian Raza Rabbani as party’s parliamentary leader in the Senate.

The development came after the nomination of Senator Aitzaz Ahsan as Leader of the Opposition in the Senate on Monday. Ahsan has replaced Senator Ishaq Dar who had resigned after PML-N emerged as largest party in general elections.

Both Rabbani and Ahsan held no key posts during the last five years of PPP government.

Tuesday’s decision was taken at a meeting by the 39 senators of PPP who also discussed party’s strategy with regard to budget session.

Rabbani after his selection stated “fully utilise the platform of the Senate for keeping a check on the government as well as refurbish the ideological bearings of the party.”

He also tried to persuade PPP senators to be regular in the proceedings of the Senate and take full advantage of the dynamics of the floor of Parliament that offered many unexpected opportunities to vigilant Parliamentarians.