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Thursday Jul 27 2017
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GEO NEWS

PML-N's Asif Kirmani appointed senator: sources

By
GEO NEWS

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz's Dr Asif Kirmani was appointed as a senator after Babar Awan resigned from the seat to join Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, sources told Geo News.

After fellow party member Malik Nauman Ahmad Langrial withdrew his nomination and independent contender Sarfaraz Qureshi's nomination papers were rejected, Kirmani — uncontested — was appointed for the position.

Former Law Minister Babar Awan officially resigned from Senate on June 29, confirming that he had sent his resignation letter to Chairman Raza Rabbani by post.

The decision came after the former PPP leader announced his decision to join the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

Kirmani formerly served as the Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Affairs.