ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl’s Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri took oath as Senate Deputy Chairman on Thursday 12,March,2015. Ghafoor Haideri took 74 votes and Shibli Faraz took 16 votes.

Earlier. Raza Rabbani took oath as Senate Chairman and will also be serving as acting president for the duration of President Mamnoon Hussain’s four-day visit to Azerbaijan.

“I have to perform the functions of the president under clause two of Article 49 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan,” said Rabbani while addressing the Senate.

During his speech, the Senate Chairman thanked various senators for their support. He also thanked the opposition and government leaders for coming to a consensus and selecting him as Chairman of the senate.