That PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz is contesting for a National Assembly seat in next month's general elections is a certainty.

However, the party appears to have been on the fence about which Lahore constituency the three-time 'first daughter' is most likely to win from.

Maryam Nawaz's ticket for NA-127.
Maryam Nawaz's ticket for NA-127.

It was first reported that Maryam had obtained nomination papers to contest her first-ever election from NA-125, a stronghold of the party, and NA-127.

We then heard that multiple "unfavourable factors" in NA-125 were forcing her to think about the NA-127 option.

The uncertainty seemed to have cleared up when the PML-N issued its list of "finalised candidates" for National Assembly on June 23, in which Maryam was named as the party's candidate from NA-125, while its Lahore president Pervaiz Malik was nominated from NA-127.

...until today.

Maryam has now been issued a PML-N ticket for NA-127, while the candidate for NA-125 is yet to be announced.

Will Pervaiz Malik be awarded that crucial ticket, or will he be the sacrificial lamb in Maryam's plan B, in case she loses NA-127? We'll have to wait and see.

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