Maryam, Hamza to contest elections on PP-146, 150

Amraiz Khan

The PML-N Chief Organiser Maryam Nawaz Sharif and former Punjab chief minister Hamza Shahbaz have decided to contest Punjab Assembly elections on PP-146 and PP-150 seats respectively.

Their nomination papers would be filed today. Hamza has returned to Pakistan after spending three months with his family in US and London. Hamza Shahbaz reached Allama Iqbal International Airport in the wee hours of Tuesday where he was welcomed by the PML-N local leaders.

He returned home after ECP announced the Punjab Assembly elections on April 30. Sources privy to the development said that Hamza would be given a key responsibility for PML-N’s electoral campaign in Punjab.

Meanwhile, the Parliamentary Board of PML-N will start awarding tickets to candidates in Punjab for the provincial election today. In this connection, PML-N Punjab President Rana Sanaullah Khan has directed all divisional and district organisations of the party to ensure active interaction with the public.

According to the election schedule, candidates could submit their nomination papers from March 12 to 14, while scrutiny of the papers will be held on March 22. The candidates could withdraw their nomination papers up to April 5 and election symbols to candidates will be allotted on April 6, the ECP announced.