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ECP to reprint ballot papers removing Maryam Nawaz, Safdar’s name

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan will reprint ballot papers to remove the names of Maryam Nawaz and her spouse retired captain Safdar after both were sentenced by an accountability court.

The spokesman for the election commission released a statement after both were declared ineligible to contest the upcoming general elections after the guilty verdict in the Avenfield reference case.

The statement said the a candidate is deemed ineligible to contest after being declared guilty by a court of law, and that ineglibility does not affect the general elections which will be held as scheduled.

He added that new ballot papers will be printed after both were declared ineligible and sentenced by the accountability court.

It may be mentioned that Maryam Nawaz was contesting from NA-127 Lahore, while captain Safdar was contest to NA-14 in Mansehra.

Maryam was sentenced to seven years in the Avenfield reference case, while Safdar was sentenced to one year. Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was sentenced to ten years in prison and fined right million pounds.

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