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Winning candidates asked to vacate additional seats today


ISLAMABAD: The winning candidates who returned on more than one National or provincial assembly seats in the July 25 polls have to vacate all but one seat before oath-taking. 

They are required to apprise the Chief Election Commissioner or provincial election commissioners about their decision today.

The candidates will have to retain only one seat they want before they are sworn in as legislators.

PTI Chief Imran Khan, who clinched all five National Assembly seats he contested the general elections 2018, has announced to retain his hometown, Mianwali, seat.

He was declared elected on NA-53 (Islamabad), NA-35 (Bannu), NA-243 (Karachi), NA-131 (Lahore) and NA-95 (Mianwali).

PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif is said to have decided to retain NA-132, Lahore and vacate two Punjab Assembly seats.

Whereas, his son, Hamza Shehbaz, is said to have decided to vacate NA-124 (Lahore) and retain Punjab Assembly seat, PP-146.


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