Islamabad :Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif is chairing a high-level meeting to discuss the strategy for the election campaign of the national Assembly -120 seat by-poll, from where his wife Kulsoom Nawaz will contest which fell vacant following his disqualification in the Panamagate case.
The session is being 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, reports Geo Tv.
The top brass of the Pakistan Muslim league-Nawaz (PML-N) are devising a strategy for the election campaign as PML-N candidate Kulsoom, after being diagnosed with throat cancer, is unable to participate in the campaign and is undergoing treatment in London.
The by-election will be held on September 17.
There is speculation that the former PML-Q leader from Sindh, Asad Junejo, met Nawaz during the meeting and announced to join the ruling party.
Meanwhile, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday issued a notification directing the defence ministry to deploy army personnel during the by-polls at the NA-120 constituency.
PML-N’s Kulsoom and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI)’s Dr Yasmeen Rashid are among the main contenders.
The ECP has decided to deploy army personnel in and outside the voting stations during the polling process. The army personnel have been asked to remain at the stations until the counting of votes.
Earlier, PPP and PTI had demanded the ECP to deploy army personnel during the polling process to ensure transparency as well as to maintain law and order.(ANI)