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Meet celebs challenging political biggies in polls

KARACHI: The stage is set for the 2018 general elections scheduled on July 25 as the country looks forward to rare second democratic transition in its 71-year history marred by military coups.  With the polls less than a month away, electioneering is gathering momentum as election candidates square off for the electoral battle to secure a position in the hallowed halls of the country’s legislatures. This time, election fever has gripped Pakistani celebrities too. Among over 11, 000 candidates in the run for national…

Nomination papers of Shehbaz, Hamza, Bilawal approved

LAHORE: Nomination papers of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif for NA-132 and NA-192 constituencies of the National Assembly were accepted on Tuesday.  A Returning Officer in Lahore also approved the papers filed by his son Hamza Shehbaz and famed singer Jawad Ahmed to contest the July 25 polls from NA-132. Nomination forms of veteran politician Javed Hashmi for NA-155 constituency were also approved. Nomination papers filed by Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman, who heads his own faction of Jamiat…