Newly elected 51 members of the upper house sworn in

Islamabad: Newly-elected 51 members of the upper house of parliament reached the upper house of the parliament on Monday to take oath on Monday.  Presiding officer and Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) leader Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan Nasir  administered the  oath.

51 senators  sworn in and the 104-member Senate will also elect its new chairman and deputy chairman today. The Senate comprises 66 general seats, 17 women, 17 technocrat and four minorities seats. Of these 104 seats, each province has 23 seats, including 14 general seats, four women seats, four technocrat seats and a non-Muslim seat.

The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) has all eight general seats in the Senate while Islamabad has four seats, including two general seats, a women seat and a technocrat seat.

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.

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