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Advisor to the Prime Minister on Interior Rehman Malik. — Photo by APP/File

ISLAMABAD: Advisor to the Prime Minister on Interior Rehman Malik was elected to the Senate unopposed, DawnNews reported on Monday.

A notification pertaining to Malik's election to Senate was issued on Monday.

Earlier on Friday, Malik had submitted his nomination papers for a Senate seat from Sindh.

The seat had fallen vacant when Malik had resigned from the upper house of parliament over the issue of dual nationality.

Friday was the last day for filing nominations and by the end of the office hours nobody else filed papers with Sindh’s Election Commissioner Sono Khan Baloch.

Malik’s name was proposed by MPAs Ghulam Mujaddid Isran, Muzaffar Ali Shajra and Muhammad Sajid, and seconded by Ayaz Soomro, Nargis N.D. Khan and Nadeem Bhutto. Accompanied by Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Islamuddin Shaikh, Raza Haroon, Dr Saghir Ahmad and those who proposed and backed his nomination, Malik had gone to the election commissioner’s office and submitted three nomination papers.