LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz was cleared to contest elections from Lahore’s NA-125 constituency on Monday after the returning officer (RO) accepted her nomination papers.
The decision came as RO Asif Bashir dismissed all objections raised during scrutiny of her nomination papers.
Maryam is expected to contest on the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s ticket to contest the July 25 general elections from Lahore’s NA-125 and NA-127 constituency.
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The NA-125 constituency, situated in the heart of Lahore, was the NA-120 constituency prior to the new delmitation of constituencies.
NA-120 was bagged by former premier Nawaz in the 2013 elections and after his disqualification, by his wife Kulsoom Nawaz even though she did not take part in the campaign herself.
Maryam had spearheaded the NA-120 by-election camapign for her mother in 2017 following Nawaz’s disqualification. At the time, Kulsoom had defeated Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf candidate Dr Yasmin Rashid by over 14,000 votes.