‘Nawaz Sharif’ files nomination papers for NA-120 by-poll

Published: August 13, 2017
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In a surprising development ‘Nawaz Sharif’ has filed his nomination papers for the upcoming by-elections on NA-120.

The National Assembly seat fell vacant after the Supreme Court in its July 28 landmark judgment deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif for concealing assets in his nomination papers for 2013 elections.

The submission of nomination papers on Saturday by a resident Kasur who happens to be the namesake of the ousted premier caused error in reporting by some private TV channels which claimed that the nominee was former PM Nawaz Sharif.

The battle for NA-120 is set to be a close one

However, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) later clarified that the candidate was not the former prime minister but his namesake. “Every citizen has the right to contest elections and it will be decided whether to accept or reject his documents after scrutiny of his documents from August 15 to 17,” said the returning officer concerned.

Interestingly, the candidate’s father bears the same name as father of the ex-premier while his brother’s name is also Shehbaz Sharif.

On Friday, the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) fielded Kulsoom Nawaz for NA-120. Captain (retd) Safdar, Senator Asif Kirmani and others submitted the nomination papers for former premier’s wife.

PML-N fields Kulsoom Nawaz for key contest

Besides Kulsoom, notable among those in the run for NA-120 are Dr Yasmeen Rashid of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Hafiz Mian Zubair Kardar of te Pakistan Peoples Party and advocate Ishtiaq Chaudhary of Pakistan Awami Tehreek.

Former police constable Din Muhammad is also in the fray as an independent candidate.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • PakSal
    Aug 14, 2017 - 6:54AM

    Hahaha… what are his wife’s, daughter’s and son in laws names? LOL Recommend

  • common Pakistani
    Aug 14, 2017 - 2:00PM

    the corrupt mafias are stubborn and refusing to relinquish power. lets see if the illiterate populace realize this or are duped once again.Recommend

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