The sources further informed that PML-N would likely to dole out the slot of Deputy Chairman Senate in the bargain for the slot of Chairman Senate and in this connection the strategy would be devised in the light of the meetings and discussions with the coalition partners and smaller parties in the Upper House.
Forced to run as independents by court order in the aftermath of Nawaz's ousting, expect the PML-N to rely heavily on Punjab to bring them the majority of their senate seats. Senate has 104 members elected for six years, but half of them retire every three years at completion of term and new Senators are elected indirectly by provincial and national assemblies through proportional representation. They can not use PML-N name and platform due to a recent decision by Supreme Court. The people would not tolerate this now, he said.
The official results will not immediately show how well PML-N has done because a number of candidates were barred from running under the party's banner after Sharif was removed from office. Senators are elected by provincial and federal lawmakers and due to proportional representation, even a single vote can make a huge difference. Sharif has been deeply critical of the judiciary, accusing it of a conspiracy to hurt his party and Pakistan's civilian leaders.
Under Pakistan's constitution a bill can not become law unless it is passed by both upper and lower houses of parliament.
Congress outsmarted in Meghalaya
Northeast Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the BJP's expansion in the region is now complete. NPP leader Conrad Sangma, who is now a Lok Sabha MP from Tura, will be sworn in as the chief minister in Shillong on Tuesday.
Korea's Kim during Pyongyang trip
The visit comes in the wake of the thaw brought about by North Korea's attendance at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics last month. South Korea says it has agreed with North Korea to hold summit talks between the two countries' presidents in late April.
Third straight week 'Black Panther' holds top box office spot
The success of Black Panther will be analyzed and evaluated for years to come as others try to duplicate this film's performance. From Fox and Chernin Entertainment, Red Sparrow beat Death Wish with an estimated $17 million from 3,056 theaters to place 2nd.