NA-242: Shehbaz Sharif withdraws from election in Karachi

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KARACHI: Former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif will not contest election from NA-242 constituency in Karachi, ARY News reported.

Shehbaz withdrew his nomination papers after Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P refused to withdraw its candidates Mustafa Kamal from NA-242.

Meanwhile, PML-N Senator Nehal Hashmi said that Khawaja Shoaib will be PML-N s candidate from NA-242 in place of Shehbaz Sharif as no consensus reached with MQM-P for seat adjustment.

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Earlier, in a statement, Khalid Maqbool said that Mustafa Kamal will be MQM-P s candidate from NA-242 – the constituency from where PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif is also contesting general elections.

“All reports regarding seat adjustment with PML-N on NA-242 seat are baseless,” he clarified.

Siddiqui s clarification came after it emerged that Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N have agreed over seat adjustment on Karachi s NA-242 seat.

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