Wife of ousted Pakistani PM to seek his parliament seat - party official

A supporter of former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif holds his picture as he waits for his convoy to pass through in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on August 10, 2017. (Reuters)

The wife of ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will contest a special election for the parliamentary seat he was forced to vacate last month after the Supreme Court disqualified him from holding office, a Sharif adviser said on Friday. 

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Papers for Kulsoom Nawaz’s candidacy were filed with election authorities on Friday, Sharif adviser Asif Kirmani told reporters in the eastern city of Lahore.

The special election is to be held in about 45 days.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54