LAHORE ;The nomination papers of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz for the National Assembly constituency NA-127 has been approved.
The PML-N leader was accused of having two passports one with the name Maryam Nawaz and the other with the name Maryam Safdar, however, the RO rejected the objection.
It is pertinent here to mention that the daughter of former prime minister and PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif had appeared before the RO for the scrutiny of her nomination papers.
During the session, the returning officer had asked Maryam how she will overcome water and terrorism issues to which, she said that dams will be constructed to eliminate water crisis while her party has been taking steps to combat terrorism from past five years.
Earlier, the scrutiny of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza Shahbaz’s papers has also been completed whereas former Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Shehbaz Sharif is yet to appear for the clearance.
It is to be mentioned here that candidates can withdraw their candidature by June 28 after which final list of candidates will be published on the same day. Election symbols will be allotted to the contesting candidates on 29th of this month.
Earlier, Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had stated that over 12000 nomination papers were filed by candidates with electoral body as deadline expired on Monday.
ECP had forwarded data of all candidates to departments concerned including Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and SBP.
It is worth mentioning that general elections 2018 for Lower House of the Parliament and all provincial assemblies will be held on July 25.