Wife wins Nawaz Sharif's parliament seat: unofficial

Wife wins Nawaz Sharif’s parliament seat: unofficial

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Lahore, Sep 18 (AP/UNB) — A Pakistani minister says the wife of ousted Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif has won his parliament seat which fell vacant after the country’s Supreme Court disqualified him for concealing assets, according to unofficial results.Climate Change minister Mushahid Ullah Khan says Kulsoom Nawaz Sharif of the Pakistan Muslim League (PML) party won the crucial by-election Sunday by securing 61,254 votes for the seat for the eastern city of Lahore. She defeated key rival Tahreek-e-Insaf party’s candidate, Dr Yasmin Rashid.
Rashid conceded defeat while talking to reporters and supporters. The margin was 15,000 votes, BBC reported
Sharif’s ailing wife secured the seat in absentia, as she is undergoing treatment in London for throat cancer.
In a televised address, Sharif’s daughter Maryam, surrounded by jubilant supporters, said the win proved people’s love for Sharif and rejected his disqualification.
BBC also reported that the win gave credence to PML’s claim that their PM was the victims of political conspiracy.

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