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NA-120 at a glance: PTI, PML-N in a fierce showdown

LAHORE: Polling for a momentous by-election in the National Assembly seat (NA-120) vacated after the disqualification of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is underway with a tough contest between the PML-N’s candidate Begum Kulsoom Nawaz and PTI’s Dr Yasmeen Rashid. The NA-120 by-election has been dubbed as of paramount significance by political analysts for it was the very constituency that elected Nawaz Sharif before he was sent packing by the Supreme Court in the Panama Papers case. The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz…

Last-ditch attempt: PPP challenges Kulsoom’s candidacy for NA-120 in SC

ISLAMABAD: In a last-ditch attempt, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) candidate Faisal Mir has gone to the Supreme Court challenging the verdict of a larger bench of the Lahore High Court that rejected his and other parties’ petitions challenging Begum Kulsoom Nawaz’s candidacy for NA-120 by-election. The PPP candidate filed on Friday an appeal in the apex court requesting it to declare the verdict of LHC as illegal and unconstitutional and restrain the PML-N’s candidate Kulsoom Nawaz from contesting the by-election. He has…

Campaigning picks up as NA-120 by-election draws near

LAHORE: With the by-election in NA-120 constituency inching closer, political parties have stepped up campaign to garner as much support as possible for their candidates in the run for the National Assembly seat. The PML-N, PTI and PPP candidates are among 44 candidates vying for the NA-120 seat vacated after the disqualification of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif by Supreme Court in Panamagate verdict. The by-poll in the constituency is scheduled to be held on Sept 17. On Sunday, Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of…

ECP releases final list of 44 candidates for NA-120 by-election

LAHORE: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Saturday issued final list of candidates in the run for by-election in NA-120 seat vacated after the disqualification of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. According to the details, of out of total 55 candidates, 44 will contest the by-election in the constituency as 11 candidates withdrew their nomination papers. Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, PTI’s Dr Yasmeen Rashid, PPP’s Faisal Mir and fourteen others have also been allotted…

PPP, PTI challenge Kulsoom’s nomination for NA-120 in election tribunal

LAHORE: Following the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Saturday challenged the approval of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz’s nomination papers for the by-election in NA-120 in election tribunal, ARY News reported. PPP candidate Faisal Mir and PTI's Dr Yasmeen Rashid, who are in the run for the National Assembly seat, challenged the returning officer’s decision of accepting Kulsoom’s nomination papers as the PML-N candidate for NA-120. A day earlier, PAT candidate…