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Maryam Nawaz kicks off mother’s election campaign

Maryam Nawaz kicks off mother’s election campaign
Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif gestures as she speaks to media after appearing before a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) who is investigating Sharif family's wealth in Islamabad, Pakistan July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

Islamabad [Pakistan]: Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has started the election campaign of her mother Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, who is currently undergoing cancer treatment in London.

Maryam on Saturday said she would be virtually staying in the Lahore constituency of the National Assembly-120 to ensure victory for the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in the by-elections, The Dawn reported.

Election for the seat, which fell vacant after the disqualification of Sharif over the Panamagate case, will take place on September 17.

According to sources, Kulsoom may replace interim prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Abbasi, if she wins by-polls.

Kulsoom is suffering from lymphoma, a type of cancer that starts in the lymph nodes.

“My mother has been diagnosed with lymphoma, cancer of lymph nodes, left side of neck in her case. Her treatment begins immediately,” Maryam said in a tweet.

Maryam said her mother’s cancer is curable as it was diagnosed at an early stage.

“Drs hopeful that since it is diagnosed at an early stage,its curable. Thanku for yr kind prayers. May Allah bless her with complete recovery,” she tweeted.

Nawaz Sharif chaired a high-level meeting on Thursday to discuss the strategy for the election campaign of the NA-120 seat by-polls.

The session was attended by Governor Sindh Mohammad Zubair, Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif, Railways Minister and Lahore MNA Saad Rafique, Senator Pervaiz Rashid and other party leaders.

The top brass of the Pakistan Muslim league-Nawaz ( PML-N) are devising a strategy for the election campaign as Kulsoom is unable to participate in the campaign. (ANI)