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Maryam Nawaz to contest polls for NA-127 instead of NA-125



Maryam Nawaz

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has decided that Maryam Nawaz will be contesting the upcoming elections from NA-127 instead of NA-125. The former first daughter confirmed the news on Thursday.

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Maryam Nawaz had applied from both NA-125 and NA-127 to contest the elections

Maryam Nawaz had initially applied from both NA-125 (previously known as NA-120) and NA-127 (previously NA-123) to contest the elections.

The initial understanding in the party was that she would contest the elections from NA-125 where she had run successful election campaigns for her father – Nawaz Sharif – in 2013 and mother in 2017.

Given her familiarity with the constituency, the party awarded her the party ticket for NA-125. Surprisingly, a day before the party announced the tickets from Punjab in which she was a candidate from NA-125, her own team announced that she was running elections from NA-127 which after the announcement of tickets created a bit of a confusion.

Four days into the announcement of the tickets, the party allotted her the ticket from NA-127 instead of NA-125, ending the confusion.

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Malik Pervez likely to contest from NA-125 for PML-N

Malik Pervez, PML-N Lahore president, was initially awarded the ticket of NA-127. It should be noted that he won twice from the constituency and the latest victory in 2013 was with a sizable margin. But since Maryam Nawaz has taken over the NA-127 ticket, Malik Pervez is likely to be awarded NA-125 ticket.


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