PML-Q announces support for Rashid on NA-55
Updated at: 1658 PST, Tuesday, January 12, 2010
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-Q has announced its support for Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rashid for by-poll on NA-55 in Rawalpindi.
PML-Q president Chaudhry Shujaat made this announcement at a press conference in Islamabad on Tuesday. He said that Sheikh Rashid was our companion and would continue to remain so in future.
Q-league would fully extend its support for Sheikh Rashid, he said.
Speaking on this occasion, PML-Q Secretary General Mushahid Hussain Syed said that the government was running off from the polls and the credit for election goes to the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
Also present on this occasion, Sheikh Rashid warned that he would resist any move by the government to use state machinery in the polls. He alleged that the government was trying to run off from by-elections and local government election. Pakistan
By-polls in NA-123 on Mar 10: ECP
Updated at: 1929 PST, Tuesday, January 12, 2010
ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan announced on Tuesday that by-election in NA-123 Lahore, PP-82 Jhang and PP-284 Bahawalnagar would be held on March 10.
According to a handout issued by the ECP, by-polls on a National Assembly seat and two Punjab Assembly seats would be conducted on March 10.The nomination papers for the three constituencies will be submitted from Feb 1 to 4 while inspections will be carried out from Feb 6 to 8.
According to the election commission, the nomination papers could be withdrawn by Feb 17 while the final list would be released on Feb 18.Polling for these seats will take place on March 10, the ECP announced.
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