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Nawaz Sharif’s wife edges ahead in Lahore bypoll

DECCAN CHRONICLE WITH AGENCY INPUTS
Published Sep 18, 2017, 1:16 am IST
Updated Sep 18, 2017, 7:11 pm IST
The NA-120 seat in Lahore is said to be a stronghold of the Sharif family.
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s with wife Kulsoom Nawaz
 Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s with wife Kulsoom Nawaz

Islamabad: Pakistanis on Sunday voted for the parliamentary seat being contested by ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s ailing wife in a test of support for the family after the Supreme Court dismissed Mr Sharif.

The NA-120 seat in Lahore is said to be a stronghold of the Sharif family. It fell vacant after the apex court on July 28 disqualified Mr Sharif on grounds that he was dishonest.

 

The latest results shared by the Election Commission after counting of votes cast at 134 polling stations out of the total 220, showed that Kulsoom Nawaz was edging ahead of her main rival Yasmin Rashid of Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf.

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