BiographySanjrani was born on April 14, 1978 in Balochistan's Nok Kundi town in Chagai district.The senator received his primary education from Nok Kundi and later attended the Balochistan University from where he obtained his Master's degree in Arts.Sanjrani's father, Khan Mohammad Asif Sanjrani, is a tribal leader and a member of Chagai's District Council. The senator is the eldest of five brothers.His brother Aijaz Sanjrani was the adviser to the revenue department in this government in the tenure of Sanaullah Zehri as chief minister. He continued to serve on the position after the incumbent chief minister took office. Another brother of the senator, Muhammad Razik Sanjrani, has served as the managing director of the Saindak Copper Gold Project.
Political CareerIn 1998, Sanjrani was appointed as the then-prime minister Nawaz Sharif's coordinator. Yousaf Raza Gilani, after taking over as prime minister in 2008, appointed the senator as the head of the newly-formed Prime Minister's Complaint Cell at the Prime Minister's Secretariat. He served as the head of the complaint cell for five years.
Nominated for Senate Election 2018At least 28 candidates from various political parties as well as Independent candidates have submitted their nomination papers with the election watchdog to contest for 11 Senate seats from Balochistan.According to the Election Commission of Pakistan, PML-N’s candidate Amir Afzal Khan, National Party’s Muhammad Akram, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl’s Maulvi Faiz Muhammad, PkMAP’s Muhammad Yousaf Khan Kakar and Sardar Shafiq Khan Tareen, BNP-M’s Hamayun Aziz Kurd, ANP’s Nizamuddin Kakar, Independent candidates, including Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani, Ahmed Khan, Abdul Qadir, Alauddin, Anwarul Haq Kakar, Kauda Babar, Fateh Muhammad Baloch and Hussain submitted nomination papers for seven general seats.
Senate of PakistanSadiq Sanjrani was elected to the Senate of Pakistan as an independent candidate on general seat from Balochistan in Pakistani Senate election 3 March 2018.
Nominated As Chairman of SenateMir Sadiq Sanjrani has been nominated by Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo as a candidate for the coveted position of the Senate chairman. The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have rallied behind the nomination. In 1998, Sanjrani was appointed as the then-prime minister Nawaz Sharif's coordinator. In his first press conference as an elected senator with Chief Minister Bizenjo, Sanjrani had expressed his wish to witness the appointment of a senator from his province as the chairman of the Upper House of Parliament.
PPP and PTI support to Sadiq SanjraniThe Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on Sunday 11th march 2018 announced its support for Sadiq Sanjrani, an independent Senator-elect from Balochistan, for the slot of Senate chairman. Speaking to media here, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto said that it would field Saleem Mandviwalla for the deputy chairman seat in the election scheduled to take place on Monday. The PTI also threw its weight behind Sanjrani, Following the meeting, the PTI spokesperson informed the media that the party would support Sanjrani for Senate chairman.
Elected as Senate ChairmanOpposition backed candidate for Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani has been elected as he got 57 votes from the 103 polls that were cast today. PML-N's Raja Zafarul Haq bagged 46 votes.Soon after the results were announced by the presiding officer, the House erupted into pro-Zardari slogans.Sanjrani, then took oath from Sardar Yaqoob and assumed his office. Afterwards, newly elected chairman announced to start the process for election of deputy chairman.
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