NA120 by-elections: PAT challenges Kulsoom Nawaz nomination

NA120 by-elections: PAT challenges Kulsoom Nawaz nomination

Lahore (Staff Report): The nomination of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)’s Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in NA-120 by-elections has been challenged in Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

According to details, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) candidate has challenged the nomination of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)’s candidate Kulsoom Nawaz in NA-120 while taking stance that PML-N is registered on disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s name.

The PAT candidate also stated in the plea that the PML-N itself stands disqualified as a political party; hence, no candidate of the disqualified party can contest the election.

The petition further underlines that there is no president of the PML-N at present; hence, Who will decide on electoral candidate?”

The appeal also said that Kulsoom Nawaz showed partial details about UAE’s Akama (Work Permit), adding that she did not gave details about her pay and designation which was Deputy Chairperson.

NA-120 is left vacant after the disqualification of former PM Nawaz Sharif. Earlier, the party was considering Shahbaz Sharif as the candidate, however, decided to nominate Kulsoom Nawaz.

Meantime, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has also decided to challenge nomination of PML-N candidate. The PPP candidate Faisal Mir will file petition at the office of Returning Officer.