Nomination papers for the upcoming general elections have exposed over 60 politicians, who kept their second marriages under wraps till now. The exposed politicians, including many prominent ones, had remained silent over their second marriages.
According to media reports, the renowned politicians include former Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz, former opposition leader in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah, MQM-P’s chief Farooq Sattar and former Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique. Arshad Vohra, Pir Amin, Qaisar Mehmood, Rana Mubashar are a few other names.
It has been reported that the politicians revealed undisclosed aspects of their personal lives for the sake of transparency for voters. According to the local media reports, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader and former railways minister Khawaja Saad Rafique was among the first politicians to land in a soup on social media after he reportedly acknowledged his second marriage in his nomination papers. The admission came after he was put in a “tough spot” owing to the election scrutiny process.—TNS