The PML-N vice-president Maryam Nawaz congratulated the newly-elected senator.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Former prime minister and PPP leader Yousuf Raza Gilani telephoned Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice-president Maryam Nawaz on Wednesday and thanked her for support in the Senate Elections, Dunya News reported on Thursday.

According to sources, the PML-N vice-president Maryam Nawaz congratulated the newly-elected senator who was the joint candidate of PDM for the Islamabad Senate seat.

Yousuf Raza Gilani has defeated PTI’s Abdul Hafeez Sheikh after an upset victory against the government in March 3 Senate election. The contest between Abdul Hafeez Shaikh and Yousaf Raza Gillani was being described as the most critical contest between the opposition and the government.

Yousaf Raza Gillani secured 169 votes while Abdul Hafeez Shaikh could only win 164 votes. A total of 7 votes were rejected by the Election Commission of Pakistan.