Maryam Nawaz to contest polls from NA-127 constituency


LAHORE: Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter, Maryam Nawaz, on Wednesday confirmed that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) had issued her a party ticket to contest the forthcoming polls from Lahore’s NA-127 constituency.

Maryam, who was earlier reported to have been issued a party ticket for NA-125 (Lahore), clarified that her constituency had not been changed.

“My ticket for the constituency was announced today (Wednesday),” she said, adding that she had requested the party ticket for NA-125. “I will contest elections according to the directions of the party leadership.”

The PML-N leader, who is currently in London where her mother Kulsoom Nawaz is undergoing treatment, shared that she would return once her mother’s health improved.

The party’s parliamentary board had earlier issued party ticket of NA-127 to party member Pervaiz Malik.

With Maryam contesting from NA-127, a stiff competition is expected between Malik and Bilal Yaseen for the NA-125 ticket. The party high-command has left the seat open and has not named a candidate for the seat yet.