LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz’s chief Nawaz Sharif withdrew his nomination papers to contest the NA-123 by-elections, clearing the way for his party’s candidate Malik Pervez.
Nawaz’s withdrawal of his nomination papers comes after the PML-N decided to award the party ticket to Malik Pervez.
Malik Pervez is the brother of Pakistan’s former Attorney-General Malik Qayyum.
Meanwhile, Nawaz Sharif is also facing a case in the Lahore High Court, which is challenging the PML-N chief’s eligibility to contest the upcoming by-election.
Earlier, the Punjab government had asked the Election Commission to postpone the by-polls due to security reasons. The polls were subsequently postponed and are now scheduled to be held on March 10.