Musharraf to contest from 3 constituencies, Imran for 4

LAHORE / KARACHI: Pervez Musharraf has filed his nomination papers on Friday to contest elections for the National Assembly from three constituencies – NA-250 (Karachi), NA-32 (Chitral) and NA-48 (Islamabad).

Whereas according to sources a five-member APML committee, headed by Brigadier (retired) Rashid Qureshi, was in contact with other political groups, including MQM and PML-Like minded for feasible seat adjustments.

Qamar Mansoor of the MQM confirmed discussions were going on but also mentioned that any decision on seat adjustments would be made only once all parties submit their nomination papers.

On the other hand Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan has also filed nomination papers for his home constituency NA-71 (Mianwali).

He will be contesting elections from four constituencies – NA-126 (Lahore-IX), NA-71 (Mianwali), NA-56 (Rawalpindi) and NA-1 (Peshawar-I). Senior PTI leader Ayla Malik has filed her papers as a covering candidate for her party chief in NA-71.