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NA-120: Returning officer accepts PTI’s Yasmeen Rashid’s papers, PML (N)’s Kulsoom Nawaz leaves for UK

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LAHORE: As PPPP withdrew objections hindering acceptance of Yasmeen Rashid’s nomination paper, returning officer accepted it. Now she is all set to contest the NA-120 by-polls.

Kulsoom Nawaz was supposed to appear before Election Commission today at 3PM apropos 25 different objections against her nomination. But she instead flew to UK for ‘medical check-up’.

Wife of the ousted PM will be coming back on  23rd September, hence will not be able to personally lead the election campaign.

After her nomination papers were accepted, her family sources stated that she will be coming back after three days. 

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Ousted PM’s wife Kulsoom Nawaz submits nomination papers to contest NA-120 by-polls

Ousted PM’s wife Kulsoom Nawaz submits nomination papers to contest NA-120 by-polls

LAHORE: Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, submitted her nomination papers to the Election Commission of Pakistan today to contest for the NA-120 seat in the by-polls.

The seat fell vacant after the Supreme Court disqualified Nawaz Sharif and barred him from holding office.

The by-election is to be held in about 45 days.

Meanwhile, Dr. Yasmeen Rashid of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf also submitted her nomination papers with the election authorities.

 

NA-120 (Lahore) by-polls: PML (N) and PTI to clash on September 17!

NA-120 (Lahore) by-polls: PML (N) and PTI to clash on September 17!

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ISLAMABAD: PML (N)’s Shahbaz Sharif and PTI’s Dr. Yasmeen Rashid will attempt on 17th September to win the NA-120 seat left vacant by Nawaz Sharif following ECP’s notification denotifying him as a member of NA.

According to the schedule released here today notification nomination papers can be submitted on 10th, 11th and 12th of August. ECP will review the documents on 15th, 16th and 17th of August.

It is pertinent to mention here that in the 2013 polls PML (N)’s Nawaz Sharif bagged over 90 thousand votes while runner-up PTI’s Dr. Yasmeen Rashid mustered up over 50,000 votes.

 

NA-120: PTI fielding 2013 polls’ runner-up Yasmeen Rashid against PML (N)’s Shahbaz Sharif

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ISLAMABAD: PTI has decided to field the 2013 runner-up Yasmeen Rashid against PML (N)’s Shahbaz Sharif for NA-120 left vacant after the SC disqualified Nawaz Sharif.

It is pertinent to mention here that in the 2013 elections Yasmeen Rashid contested the polls from the same constituency and got over 50,000 votes while Nawaz Sharif entered the Parliament with over 90,000 votes.

Gauging by the history of this country, people’s propensity towards a political party or a candidate is not governed by the integrity of that party or individual. It is dictated by many other things for instance ethnic, sectarian, religious, bradery liaisons etc etc.

Moreover, since for Lahoriites removal of Nawaz Sharif by SC is akin to a political martyrdom, it is expected that the voters will turn out in hordes for PML (N) as an act of vengeance.

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Faizabad Interchange cleared of protesters, 150 arrested, 30 wounded!

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Sharif and daughter summoned by LHC over using official protocol!

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LAHORE: Taking notice of utilization of official protocol by Sharif and his daughter the High Court here has summoned both.

Defendants and others will have to respond by 21st of December, 2017. 

According to details the court gave this decision, following hearing of a plea filed by PTI apropos taking back of official protocol from deposed premier and clan.

PTI counsel pointed out that Sharif and clan were using Punjab House and travelling with a motorcade. It has also been told that an amount of Rs. 21m had been spent on the duo’s comings and goings to and fro JIT. 

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Senators question Pakistan’s profit share in FTA under CPEC!

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ISLAMABAD: An adjournment motion was tabled here today by Mian Ateeq (former MQM leader) asking about Pakistan’s profit share in the Free Trade Agreement under CPEC.

He held that due to such agreements Pakistani exports were suffering.

The reaction came when on the occasion of groundbreaking of East BayExpressway yesterday (Thursday 23rd of November) the PM held: “All political parties are on the same page as far as CPEC is concerned – that the project will change the destiny of the nation”. 

It is pertinent to mention here that many quarters, including law-makers from Baluchistan, are expressing their concerns on lack of transparency in the whole CPEC affair.  

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