Tuesday, October 26, 2021

PTI announces candidate for NA-133 Lahore by-election

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LAHORE: Ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Thursday awarded party ticket to Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Food Security Jamshed Iqbal Cheema for contesting the by-election from NA-133 Lahore, ARY News reported.

This was announced by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Political communication Dr. Shahbaz Gill in a post shared on his official Twitter handle.

In a Tweet, SAPM said that a meeting of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Lahore parliamentary board was held in Islamabad with PM Imran Khan Imran in the chair.

 

During the meeting, the parliamentary board unanimously nominated Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jamshed Iqbal Cheema as the candidate for the NA-133 by-election.

On the other hand, PML-N supreme leader Nawaz Sharif will finalise the candidate of the party after consulting with party president Shehbaz Sharif and other party leaders.

Read More: PML-N MNA PERVAIZ MALIK PASSES AWAY

It is learnt that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) might be announcing the by-election schedule for NA-133 in the coming days.

It is pertinent to mention here that the NA-113 seat fell vacant after the death of PML-N leader Pervaiz Malik on Monday.

The PML-N Lahore president and MNA Pervaiz Malik was admitted to a private hospital, where he breathed his last and passed away due to a heart attack.

Malik was elected as MNA in the 2018 general elections from NA 133 seat. The PML-n stalwart had secured 89,678 votes and defeated Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Ejaz Chaudhry who secured 77,231 votes.

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