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Religious parties in Pak field record 460 candidates on NA seats for July 25 polls

Press Trust of India  |  Lahore 

Religious parties in Pakistan, including the banned Jamaat-ud Dawa's political wing, have fielded more than 460 candidates on the seats for the July 25 general elections, breaking all previous records, a media report said today.

The Election Commission of (ECP) has issued the final list of candidates, according to which, 3,459 candidates will contest on 272 general seats of the

Although had come up with a long list of candidates in 1970 against the then nominees of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto's Peoples Party (PPP) and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's in East (Bangladesh) and West Pakistan, and (MMA) had also fielded candidates across the country in 2002, the number stands the highest this time, reported.

Over 460 aspirants have been fielded separately by MMA, Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan, JuD's political wing Milli Muslim League-backed Allah-o-and other small entities, the paper said.

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First Published: Sun, July 08 2018. 13:25 IST