PTI Chairman to run for 5 National Assembly seats

LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan will contest the elections from NA-122 and NA-125,on Tuesday.

Earlier, Imran Khan had submitted nomination papers for NA-126 as well, but has withdrawn from the Lahore constituency.

Khan will now contest elections for five national assembly seats from the constituencies NA-1 (Peshawar-II), NA-56 (Rawalpindi-VII), NA-71 (Mianwali-I), NA-122 (Lahore-V), NA-125 (Lahore-VIII).

The ECP started scrutiny of the nomination papers from April 1.

For the first time in Pakistan’s history, three of the country’s top institutions – State Bank of Pakistan, National Accountability Bureau and Federal Board of Revenue – will screen candidates’ backgrounds for criminal conviction, loan default, tax evasion and other financial irregularities.