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


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. 


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!


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


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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PM Abbasi meets Nawaz Sharif in London

LONDON: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi held a meeting with his predecessor Nawaz Sharif here today where the former told the latter that Kulsoom’s success in the recent NA-120 by-election was a ‘victory for democracy’.

The meeting took place at the office of Nawaz’s Hassan Nawaz. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Hussain Nawaz also attended the meeting.

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“Nawaz not honest anymore, he shouldn’t head the party”: Farooq Sattar

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) Head Farooq Sattar has said that the deposed PM [Nawaz Sharif] shouldn’t head the party as he’s no more ‘honest’.

“If any of our lawmakers have supported the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in making this possible, we will take action against them,” he told reporters outside an anti-terrorism court here today.

His remarks came after the government succeeded on Friday in amending the Political Parties Order and paving a way for Nawaz to once again take the helm of the PML-N.

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Pakistan capable of responding to Indian aggression: Interior Minister

ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said that India was resorting to unprovoked shelling just to divert world’s attention from the burning Kashmir Issue.

“Our armed forces have the capability to defend every inch of the motherland, besides, giving the answer to the enemy in a befitting manner,” he said.

His remarks came a day after the Indian shelling on Sialkot border villages in which several civilians were killed and some others injured.

Talking to the media after enquiring about the health of injured at Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Ahsan said that India was shelling the Sialkot border villages by violating the ceasefire agreement, adding Pakistan would give a tit-for-tat response to India.

Later, the interior minister along with Federal Law Minister Zahid Hamid visited the Indian BSF shelling-hit Sialkot border villages in Charwah, Sucheetgarh and Harpal Sectors.

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