Wife seeks ousted hubby’s par­lia­ment seat

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LA­HORE: The wife of ousted Pak­istani Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif will con­test a spe­cial elec­tion for the par­lia­men­tary seat he was forced to va­cate last month af­ter the Supreme Court dis­qual­i­fied him from hold­ing of­fice, party of­fi­cials said.

Kul­soom Nawaz Sharif will be the can­di­date of the Pak­istan Mus­lim League-Nawaz party in the by-elec­tion to be held in about 45 days, Sharif ad­viser Asif Kir­mani told re­porters in the eastern city of La­hore.

“We have sub­mit­ted nomin- ation pa­pers for Mrs Kul­soom Nawaz Sharif,” Kir­mani said.

The an­nounce­ment comes as Nawaz Sharif leads a “home­com­ing” car­a­van to La­hore that has drawn thou­sands of sup­port­ers protest­ing his re­moval by the top court over un­re­ported in­come. – Reuters

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