PML-N’s candidates in South Punjab return party tickets

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Ajmal Jami in “Nuqta-e-Nazar” covered these topics:
• PML-Nawaz, seven of the party’s ticket-holders from south Punjab on Saturday announced that they would be contesting as independent candidates.
Four of the seven candidates belong to the Rajanpur ‘electables’ group under former provincial deputy speaker Sher Ali Gorchani, who is a candidate for NA-193 and PP-293. Besides Sher Ali, his father Pervez Gorchani (PP-295), Ather Gorchani (PP-294) and Yousuf Khan Dareshak (PP-296) have returned their tickets to the party. Yousuf Khan’s brother, Dr Hafeez Dareshak, has also returned his NA-194 PML-N ticket.
• Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz have decided to return to Pakistan in a week to lead election campaign.
According to sources, the decision to return to Pakistan was taken after consulting Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) senior leadership.
Nawaz Sharif has also directed the party members to make arrangements for election campaign.
• The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday summoned Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on July 4 in a plea against submission of assurance affidavits from party ticket hopefuls.
A five-judge bench headed by the chief election commissioner heard a plea against PTI’s act of seeking assurance on affidavits from ticket hopefuls for General Election 2018 scheduled for July 25.