The newly elected forty-eight members of the upper house took oath as Senators at the specially convened session of the house at the parliament house in Islamabad on Friday.
According to media reports, Senator Syed Muzaffar Hussain Shah, nominated by the President Dr Arf Alvi to chair the session, administered the oath to them. The members signed the roll of members after the oath taking.
The Presiding Officer, while announcing the schedule of the election of Chairman and Deputy Chairman Senate, has said that the candidates can file their nomination papers in the office of Secretary Senate by 12.00 noon. He said that the scrutiny of the papers will be held at 12:30 pm.
“The candidates can withdraw their nomination papers any time before the election,” the Presiding officer said, adding that he will ensure that the secrecy of the ballot is maintained at all cost.