Pakistan by-election: Sharif family contests Lahore seat

From BBC - September 17, 2017

Polling is under way in the Pakistani city of Lahore for a keenly-watched by-election caused when the former prime minister stepped down in July.

The Supreme Court disqualified Nawaz Sharif from office over a ruling he was dishonest in a corruption inquiry.

His wife, Kulsoom Nawaz, is contesting the seat, but is currently in London for cancer treatment.

Instead her daughter Maryam Nawaz spearheaded the campaign for Mr Sharif's PML-N party.

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Mr Sharif has always denied any wrongdoing but the Supreme Court recently dismissed petitions seeking a review of that decision.

Long queues formed outside polling stations in the city on Sunday morning.


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