PML-Q backs PTI candidate in Sialkot by-polls



Staff Reporter

Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) has announced support for PTI candidate in the upcoming by-poll to a National Assembly seat in Sialkot.
According to details, the PML-Q has announced that it would be supporting the PTI candidate in NA-75 Sialkot with top party leaders Chaudhry Shujaat and Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi issuing directives to the local party leaders in this regard.
“We are part of the coalition government and will play our role in the success of a PTI candidate in the Sialkot by-poll,” said Ch Pervaiz Elahi. He said that the PML-Q had devised a mechanism after consolation with the local leadership and they would fully participate in the election campaign of the PTI candidate.
It is pertinent to mention here that PML-N candidate Syed Iftikhar ul Hassan remained successful on NA-75 Sialkot in the 2018 general elections, however, the seat became vacant after he died on August 02, 2020, owing to Covid-19.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has announced the last dates for submitting postal ballots’ applications for by-polls on two Punjab seats, asking the voters to submit them by February 03.
The by-elections on two Punjab seats, NA-75 (Sialkot) and PP-51 (Gujranwala), are scheduled to be held on February 19.
“The applications for the ballots should be submitted by February 03,” the ECP said adding the application form could be received from the concerned returning officer.
The ballot could only be used by government employees, personnel of the Pakistan Army and their families.” Differently-abled people could also avail from the postal ballot facility,” the election body said.


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