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LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Jamshed Iqbal Cheema, Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Shaista Pervaiz Malik and other candidates on Monday submitted their nominations papers for the NA-133 by-poll in Lahore, which will be held on December 5.
Speaking to the journalists after submitting nomination papers, Jamshed Iqbal Cheema said that money laundering has been eradicated in the country and the exports have increased. “Only PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz’s speeches show inflation.
Meanwhile, PML-N leader Shaista Pervaiz Malik submitted his nomination papers through his representative.
On this occasion, Ali Pervaiz Malik said, “Inshallah the people of the constituency will not be disappointed, the preliminary list of candidates will be posted tomorrow.”
It may be recalled that senior PML-N leader Pervaiz Malik had passed away due to illness after which by-elections were announced in this constituency.
In the 2018 elections, PML-N s Pervaiz Malik had won with more than 89,000 votes, while Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Ejaz Chaudhary had secured more than 77,000 votes.
Cheema resigns as SAPM
Earlier, Special Assistant to Prime Minister for Food Security Jamshed Iqbal Cheema has tendered his resignation from the post. Cheema will contest the upcoming by-elections in Lahore constituency NA-133 as a candidate of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Cheema also started his election campaign and placed thousands of posters in the provincial capital.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has announced that by-elections in NA-133 will be held on December 5.
The ECP has appointed the district returning officer and returning officer for the upcoming by-polls in NA-133. The commission has also banned postings and transfers of all government officials in the constituency due to by-elections.