PMLN U-turn: Shehbaz retracts decision to contest polls from Karachi

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PMLN president Shahbaz Sharif retracted the decision to contest General Election 2018 from Karachi

Earlier, Shahbaz had announced to contest election from NA-249, NA-248, and NA-250, however, the decision was taken back after holding consultative meetings with the party’s senior leadership.

Former Punjab chief minister’s decision to not contest polls from Karachi was confirmed by PML-N leader Saleem Zia, who had also taken the nomination papers for Shahbaz from the said constituencies.“Shahbaz will not contest in the election from Karachi,” remarked Zia.

On Sunday, under the supervision of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supreme leader Nawaz Sharif, a meeting of the parliamentary board was held to announce the first list of party candidates for the national and provincial assembly constituencies.

Shahbaz Sharif was interviewed by the parliamentary board of his party.

“Mian Sb [Nawaz Sharif], you are the party Quaid [supreme leader] and it is your decision whether to give me a ticket or not,” Shahbaz said before the party board.

Alongside, Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif, the meeting was attended by Maryam Nawaz, Hamza Shahbaz, Khawaja Saad Rafique, Ahsan Iqbal, Rana Sanaullah, Asif Ashraf and Rana Mashood among others at Model Town in Lahore.

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