Pakistan Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam files nomination papers for Punjab Chief Minister Imran Khan

New Delhi: Senior PML-N leader and daughter of three-time former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Maryam Nawaz on Sunday filed her nomination papers for the post of Chief Minister of Pakistan’s politically important Punjab province. The nomination papers of Maryam Nawaz Sharif for Chief Minister have been submitted to Punjab,” Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) said in a post on Twitter. Maryam, 50, senior PML-N vice president, is set to become the first woman chief. Minister of Punjab province, a province of more than 120 million people, because she has the support of the majority in the House.

She has already been given the security that is usually provided to a chief minister and is holding meetings with the top bureaucracy of the province. He is considered the political successor of PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif, who surprisingly nominated his younger brother Shehbaz Sharif. His party’s prime ministerial candidate. The election of the Chief Minister of Punjab will be held on Monday (tomorrow).

Punjab Assembly Secretary Aamer Habib said in a statement on Sunday that candidates for the post of CM can submit nomination papers on Sunday (today). Meanwhile, PML-N captured both the posts of Speaker and Deputy Speaker in the Punjab Assembly. In the Punjab Assembly on Saturday, MLAs elected PML-N leader Malik Ahmed Khan as the patron of the house and Zaheer Iqbal Channar as the deputy speaker.

The election for the chief minister’s post will be between Imran Khan’s PTI-backed Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) candidate Maryam and Rana Aftab Ahmed. The PML-N won 137 seats, while independent candidates supported by former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e won 137 seats. -Insaaf (PTI) won 113 seats in the Punjab Assembly.

Separately, around 20 independents, who are not supported by PTI, have already joined the PML-N. PTI-backed independent candidates have joined the Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) to seek reserved seats for women and minorities besides saving its elected members. He was forced by the military establishment to change his allegiance.

However, the SIC may not get reserved seats for women and minorities, giving the PML-N a simple majority in Punjab.

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