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This here is a news story that has less the feel of news and seems more a made-up story. But we assure you it's all true.

In a nutshell, PML-N's late leader Makhdoom Syed Ali Raza's daughter and second widow, both of whom had feuded over the deceased's property, were set to extend their legal wrangle into electoral politics.

Both had secured tickets — one from PML-N, the other from PTI (we kid you not!) — and the stage for a gladiatorial battle in the PP-123 constituency was set.

Begum Saima Ali Raza, the step-mother, however, recently withdrew in her step-daughter's (Sonia Ali Raza) favour, defusing the climax somewhat. The extended version of this story still makes for one helluva reading.