ISLAMABAD- Maulana Tanveer-ul-Haq Thanvi has been elected Senator on Mustafa Kamal's Upper House seat today.

Maulana Tanveerul Haq Thanvi was elected unopposed as a senator on the seat vacated by Karachi former mayor Syed Mustafa Kamal. Kamal had resigned from the Senate on April 21, 2014 citing personal reasons. Kamal had distanced himself from the MQM after he left the country in August 2013.  The party cited ‘personal reasons’ and ‘medical treatment of his wife’ as the motives behind his sudden departure from the country, as well as from party politics.