Islamabad (HRNW): Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has nominated Sherry Rehman as opposition leader in the Senate, sources informed media on Wednesday. If chosen, Rehman will replace senior party leader Aitzaz Ahsan, who recently retired from the Senate. A formal announcement is expected soon as PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has called a meeting of senior leaders later today.
PPP, which has 20 seats in the Senate, will need the support of other opposition parties to have Rehman appointed. Opposition parties in the Senate did come together to get Sadiq Sanjrani elected chairman and Saleem Mandviwalla deputy chairman earlier this week. Rehman, a senior figure in the PPP, has served as a senator since 2015 and was also Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US (2011-13) and Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting (2008-09) in the last government.