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Shaukat Tarin elected senator from KP

PESHAWAR: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance Shaukat Tarin has been elected Senator from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

According to the details, the polling started at 9 am and continued till 4 pm where 145 lawmakers of the KP Assembly exercised their right to vote to elect a member for Senate.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Senate seat fell vacant after Ayub Afridi resigned as a member of the upper house. He stepped down on the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan to create a seat for Shaukat Tarin in the Senate.

The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) enjoys majoring in the house as Prime Minister’s Adviser on Finance Shaukat Tarin is considered as the strongest contender for the slot compared to other candidates.

JUI-F’s Tahir Shah, ANP’s Shaukat Amirzada, and PPP’s Malik Saeed are also in the run for the seat.

Tarin was appointed the federal finance minister on Apr 16, 2021, and served against that post for six months. As he was not a parliamentarian, he couldn’t hold that office beyond six months.

He had to relinquish that post prompting the prime minister to appoint him his adviser on finance and revenue.

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