Chairman Senate , Sadiq Sanjrani, said on Monday that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is like an elder brother and he can say what he wants.

Sanjrani said this while replying to a question when he was talking to media persons during his visit to Allama Iqbal’s tomb in Lahore. He said, “PM Abbasi is like an elder brother to me and can say what he pleases.”

He was presented a guard of honour when he arrived at Allama Iqbal’s tomb. He offered Fateha and laid a floral wreath on the tomb.

Earlier, the PM Abbasi asked the opposition members to nominate a new Chairman Senate jointly saying that Sanjrani was elected on “votes that were bought”. PM further added that new Chairman Senate holds no respect as votes in his favour were bought.

But the prime minister stressed that in order to avoid disgrace the matter should be resolved amicably.

PM said, “The Senate chairman also serves as the acting president and it is a disgrace to the country that a man who bought votes became the leader of the Upper House. Can there be any respect for the country after that?”

The Senate chairman, earlier on Sunday, travelled to Lahore via train in his first trip to the city since he has been elected as Senate chairman in March.