NAWABSHAH: A total of 11 candidates have filed nomination papers for contesting NA-207 (Nawabshah-I) by-election scheduled to be held on April 21, according to Form-31 issued by returning officer Ali Sher Jamali on Monday.

The candidates included Aseefa Bhutto-Zardari, Sardar Sher Mohammad Rind, Mir Bahawal Rind, Ali Akbar Jamali, Syed Akif Hussain, Abdul Rasool Brohi, Ghulam Mustafa Rind, Zakir Hussain Jamali, Amanullah, Mairaj Ahmed and Saeed Ahmed.

Majority of the candidates, who had filed the nomination papers, were workers and office bearers of Pakistan Peoples Party and were considered as covering candidates for Ms Bhutto-Zardari.

Sardar Sher Mohammad Rind and his son Mir Bahawal Rind, had contested NA-207 and PS-36 (Daur) in Feb 8 general elections as Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf-backed independents against PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, respectively.

The scrutiny of papers would start tomorrow and continue till March 21.

The seat had fallen vacant after Asif Ali Zardari was elected president of the country.

Published in Dawn, March 19th, 2024

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