The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has announced the schedule for election in NA-120, which was left vacant after the disqualification of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

According to the ECP schedule released on Tuesday, the election in NA-120 will take place on September 17, while candidates will be able to submit their nomination papers between August 10-12. The ECP will review nomination papers between August 15-17.

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Dr Yasmeen Rashid are expected to contest the election on tickets of PML-N and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf, respectively.

The Supreme Court, in its verdict on the Panamagate case, had found Nawaz Sharif "unfit to hold office", following which the PML-N leader stepped down from his post. Shortly after, the ECP also issued a notification disqualifying Nawaz Sharif as a member of the National Assembly