Punjab polls: Maryam Nawaz to contest election from Gujranwala
LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior vice president and chief organiser Maryam Nawaz has decided to contest upcoming elections for Punjab Assembly from Gujranwala, ARY News reported on Wednesday.
According to details, the PML-N senior vice president will contest the election from PP-63 constituency of Gujranwala.
Maryam Nawaz has handed over her nomination papers to Shoaib Butt, the city vice president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.
In a statement, Shoaib Butt said that Maryam s nominations papers will be submitted to the Returning Officer’s (RO) office tomorrow by the latter s lawyer.
In the 2018 general elections, Ashraf Ansari – who at the time was a dissident PML-N member – was elected MPA from PP-63. However, he later joined the party after some time.
Earlier in the day, it was reported that former Punjab chief minister (CM) Hamza Shehbaz submitted his nomination papers for three constituencies of Lahore to contest upcoming elections for provincial assembly.
The former Punjab CM submitted his papers from PP-147, PP-147 and PP-163 and he would take part in the Punjab elections from the three constituencies of Lahore.
It is pertinent to mention here that PML-N leader Hamza Shehbaz returned to Pakistan after spending three months with his family in US and London.
Hamza Shehbaz Sharif reached Lahore s Allama Iqbal International Airport in the wee hours of Tuesday where he was warmly welcomed by the PML-N local leaders.
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Earlier in March, it was reported that PML-N Senior Vice President Maryam Nawaz and Hamza Shehbaz decided to contest Punjab Assembly elections.
The Election Commission of Pakistan has announced the election schedule for the general election in Punjab. “Polling for the election of provincial assembly will be held on April 30,” the election commission announced.
According to the election schedule, candidates could submit their nomination papers from March 12 to 14, while scrutiny of the papers will be held on March 22.
The candidates could withdraw their nomination papers up to April 05 and election symbols to candidates will be allotted on April 06, the ECP announced.
It is pertinent to mention here that President Dr Arif Alvi announced April 30 as the date for elections in Punjab.