Maryam and Kulsoom top of list of PML-N nominees for NA-120

LAHORE: Though ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif is yet to make a final decision about the PML-N candidate for NA-120, Lahore-III, the party officials say former first lady Begum Kulsoom Nawaz or her daughter Maryam Nawaz are also being considered for the ticket.

“In the internal party discussions so far names of Begum Kulsoom and Ms. Maryam have emerged as a first and second priority, respectively, as PML-N candidates for the seat (that) fell vacant after the disqualification of the prime minister,” a party official told Dawn here on Monday.

He, however, quoted Mr. Sharif as telling the consultative meeting that he would make a final decision on the issue after reaching Lahore as the party had already given him a free hand for picking a candidate for NA-120. The former prime minister had earlier wished that his younger brother Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif should succeed him as prime minister (after contesting from NA-120 to become a National Assembly member).

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