KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the Pakistan People’s Party has awarded tickets for Senate election to party workers. He was talking to the media outside the Election Commission of Pakistan (Karachi) where he led PPP candidates, their proposers and seconders for filing nomination papers for the Senate election. Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani, PPP Sindh president Nisar Khuhro and others were also present. “We have selected party candidates for Senate election on merit and preference has been given to party workers. “This shows the commitment of party’s leadership towards its workers,” he claimed, adding that the party had awarded Senate tickets to Kirshna Kohli from Tharparkar and Anwer Lal Dean from Karachi and both belong to lower middle class of PPP minority wing. To a question, Murad Ali Shah said that the MPAs were respected persons and they were representatives of the people of their respective constituencies. “This is a wrong impression that they are being given offers for purchasing their vote,” he said Replying to another question, the chief minister said the MQM-Pakistan was facing internal crisis. “The question is how the MQM-P will serve the people when they are fighting with each other,” he said Sindh Chief Minister proposed Mola Bux Chandio for Senate election while his seconder was provincial minister Mumtaz Jakhrani. Former Sindh chief minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah proposed Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani. It may be noted that 20 candidates of PPP filed nomination papers for 12 senate seats. They include Kirshna Lal Kolhi, Quratul Ain Marri, Nida Khuhro, Humaira Alwani, Anwar Lal Dean, Anthoni Naveed, Dr Sikandar Mendhro, Rukhsana Zubairi, Dr Younis Soomro, Taj Haider, Mian Raza Rabbani, Mola Bux Chandio, Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar, Mohammad Ali Shah Jamote, Imamuddin Shoukeen, Ayaz Maher, Barrister Murtaza Wahab, Dost Ali Jessar, Javed Nayab Leghari and Qasim Soomro. Published in Daily Times, February 8th2018.