BiographyFormer Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif appointed Dr Asif Kirmani his Political Secretary. Dr Asif Kirmani is a close associate of the prime minister and played an important role during the election era. Kirmani is amply experienced in the political matters of the party and maintains close liaison with the political leadership of the party in the provinces. Dr Kirmani is a son of a Pakistan Movement worker late Saeed Kirmani.
Appointed AsPakistan Muslim League - Nawaz's Dr Asif Kirmani was appointed as a senator after Babar Awan resigned from the seat to join Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.After fellow party member Malik Nauman Ahmad Langrial withdrew his nomination and independent contender Sarfaraz Qureshi's nomination papers were rejected, Kirmani uncontested was appointed for the position.Former Law Minister Babar Awan officially resigned from Senate on 29 June 2017, confirming that he had sent his resignation letter to Chairman Raza Rabbani by post.The decision came after the former PPP leader announced his decision to join the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).Kirmani formerly served as the Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Affairs.
Ticket for SenateSpecial Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Affairs Dr. Asif Kirmani was awarded the PML-N ticket for Senate.Kirmani was lashing out at political rivals during the JIT proceedings and has proven himself to be a loyal worker for PML-N. It is not the first time that PML-N awarded its tickets to workers who ridicule their opponents as it is seen as a sign of loyalty to the family.
StrengthWith the election of Dr Kirmani the Pakistan Muslim League PML-N became the largest party in the upper house of the bicameral parliament where its strength will rise to 26.
Senate of PakistanHe was elected to the Senate of Pakistan as a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (PMLn) in July 2017.
- Parliamentary Affairs
- Law and Justice
- Human Rights
- Committee on Rules of Procedure and Privileges
Senate Election Results 2018PML-N-backed candidate have gained the majority of seats in Senate polls with at least 15 seats to their name. PML-N won majority of its seats from Punjab while PPP won largely from Sindh, getting 12 seats in total.20 candidates from Punjab contested the polls for 12 seats reserved in Senate for the province. Governing PML-N won 11 seats through independent candidates in Senate polls held at Punjab Assembly.
Winning candidates are
- Ishaq Dar elected on Technocrat seat
- Syed Asif Saeed Kirmani elected on General seat
- Independent candidate Haroon Akhtar elected on General seat
- Sadia Abbasi elected on Woman seat
- Nuzhat Sadiq elected on Woman seat
- PML-N-backed Kamran Michael elected on Minority seat
- Hafiz Abdul Kareem elected on Technocrat seat
- Maqbool Ahmed on General seat
- Musadik Malik on General seat
- Shaheen Khalid on General seat
- PML-N-backed independent candidate Rana Mehmood-ul-Hassan elected on General seat
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