LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has announced candidate for the NA-133 by-election in Lahore, days after PTI nominated Jamsheed Iqbal Cheema, ARY News reported on Saturday.
The PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif has approved awarding a ticket to Shaista Pervez Malik, widow of PML-N leader Pervez Malik, who died due to a heart attack earlier this month.
PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb confirmed that the party has awarded a ticket to Shaista Pervez Malik for contesting the by-election from the NA-133 Lahore constituency.
پارٹی قائد محمد نوازشریف اور صدر شہباز شریف نے شائستہ پرویز ملک کو انتخابی ٹکٹ دینے کے فیصلے کی تائید و توثیق کر دی
پاکستان مسلم لیگ (ن) کی ترجمان مریم اورنگزیب نے پارٹی فیصلے کا باضابط اعلان کر دیا
— PML(N) (@pmln_org) October 23, 2021
Yesterday, PTI leader Jamshed Iqbal Cheema has resigned as Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Food Security following his nomination as the party candidate for NA-133.
Cheema sent his resignation to Prime Minister Imran Khan after he was appointed as the PTI candidate for the NA-133 Lahore.
The lower house seat from Lahore was vacated due to the death of PML-N MNA Pervaiz Malik, who passed away recently after suffering a cardiac attack.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announced to hold the by-election in the NA-133 constituency on December 05.
Interested candidates could submit their nomination papers to the ECP from October 21-25, the ECP announced in its schedule for the election.
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