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Lahore (August 17,  2017):  Returning Officer on Thursday accepted the nomination papers of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Kulsoom Nawaz and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) candidate Dr Yasim Rashid for the NA-120 by-elections. 

According to the details, rejecting all the objections raised by the Pakistan Awami Tehreek and the Pakistan People’s Party, the Returning Officer on Thursday accepted nomination papers of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of former minister Nawaz Sharif, for the by-election in the National Assembly Constituency NA-120.

Though Yasmin Rashid was in attendance during the scrutiny of the papers, Kulsoom Nawaz has left the country for London hours before the scrutiny of the nominations papers.Andleeb Abbas was covering candidate of Ms Rashid.

Personal appearance of the candidate is not necessary as any representative or counsel of the candidate can also appear for the candidate.Rashid, speaking to the press after her papers were accepted by the ECP, said that the PTI had submitted a list of 25 reservations against the nomination of Kulsoom Nawaz as a contender for the NA-120 by-poll set to take place on Sept 17.The last date to file appeals challenging the acceptance or rejection of nomination papers is Aug 21, after which complaints will be decided by Aug 24.

Earlier, the former first lady and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz candidate left for London earlier in the day. She will return to Pakistan on September 23, image of her ticket shows.

She was to appear before Returning Officer for the scrutiny of her nomination papers today.

Kulsoom Nawaz left for London Thursday morning via flight PK-757.The by-elections for the National Assembly seat that fell vacant after Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification by the Supreme Court in Panama Papers case on July 28, will be held on September 17.

Today was the last day for scrutiny of nomination papers.

Kulsoom Nawaz’s nomination papers were challenged by Awami Tehreek’s Ishtiaq Chaudhry, who filed the objections with the returning officer claiming that though Kulsoom disclosed her Iqama [foreign work contract] in the nomination papers, she failed to disclose the salary received through the contract.

NA-120 Returning Officer (RO) Mohammad Shahid accepted the objections for scrutiny and will scrutinize the papers today.

Meanwhile, Returning Officer accepted nomination papers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) nominee Yasmin Rashid as well for NA-120.

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