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Shehbaz Sharif among 6 to fight poll next month for seat vacated by Nawaz

Shehbaz Sharif has been chosen by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz to contest

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Shehbaz Sharif
Shehbaz Sharif

Pakistan will hold polling on September 17 for the Lahore parliamentary seat in Punjab province vacated by ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, election commission announced on Tuesday.

Sharif's brother and Punjab province chief minister has been chosen by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party to contest from the NA-120 constituency in Lahore, which fell vacant after the prime minister was disqualified on November 28.

The Supreme Court last week disqualified 67-year-old Sharif for dishonesty and ruled that corruption cases be filed against him and his children over the Panama Papers scandal, forcing him to resign.

According to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), candidates may submit their nominations between August 10 and 12. Their applications will be scrutinised between August 15- 17.

The election in NA-120 will take place on September 17, the ECP said.

First Published: Tue, August 01 2017. 20:44 IST