Kulsoom Nawaz submits nomination papers for NA-120 by-poll

Published: August 11, 2017
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In this file photo, Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of Nawaz Sharif, leaves her Islamabad residence prior to departing the country December 10, 2000. PHOTO: REUTERS

In this file photo, Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of Nawaz Sharif, leaves her Islamabad residence prior to departing the country December 10, 2000. PHOTO: REUTERS

LAHORE: The wife of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will contest the forthcoming by-election in NA-120, the parliamentary seat he was forced to vacate last month after the Supreme Court disqualified him from holding office.

Papers for Kulsoom Nawaz’s candidacy were filed with election authorities on Friday, Sharif adviser Asif Kirmani told reporters in Lahore.

The by-election is to be held in about 45 days.

Earlier, it was decided Shehbaz Sharif will contest for the vacant parliamentary seat; however, officials said his role as chief minister of Punjab that accounts for more than half of country’s 190 million people, is more important.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has fielded Dr Yasmeen Rashid as its candidate for the constituency. She also submitted her nomination papers earlier in the day.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • hoho
    Aug 11, 2017 - 6:29PM

    Good signs for democracy to see two woman candidates contesting for this all important seat.Recommend

  • Asad Malik
    Aug 11, 2017 - 7:53PM

    @hoho:
    It’s not democracy when one of the women is given the ticket based on nepotism Recommend

  • Ranjha
    Aug 12, 2017 - 1:29AM

    Dr. Yasmin, crush her with votes!Recommend

  • Tarique PAUL
    Sep 9, 2017 - 1:48AM

    Amazing how Sharifs wife was so quickly diagnosed then operated on and miraculously recovered to be nominated.What a FARCE and this sharifs and zirdaris worse Mafia outfit who even Don Corleone nor Al capone can match.
    Zirdari having a hand in killing his own wife and blaming it on Musharraf and Nawaz sharif handing out money bribes like sweets to the poor and illiterate people to win votes so to save his meck and his amassed fortune. His surname does not do justice..his name should be Grief
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