The Awami National Party's (ANP) candidate for NA-120 backed out hours before the election day.
Ameer Bahadur Khan Hoti announced on Friday his withdrawal from the NA-120 by-poll. Hoti has backed out in favour of Kulsoom Nawaz, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate for the by-election.
Voters gear up as NA-120 polling day nears
NA-120 was left vacant after the disqualification of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif by the top court and now his wife is running for for the seat.
The NA-120 by-poll will take place on September 17. Polling will start from 8:00 AM in the morning for which 220 polling stations including 103 polling stations for men and 98 for women have been set up.
Although over two dozen candidates are in the running, it is believed that the main contest is between Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's Dr Yasmin Rashid and PML-N’s Kulsoom Nawaz. Speaking to The Express Tribune, Kamran Mughal, a resident of Abdali Road, said most people in his area supported and voted for PML-N only because of its performance. “Despite the strong criticism, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has changed the face of the city,” he said.
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