LODHRAN: The returning officer (RO) has called the candidates of the NA-154 by-polls on Feb 12 for scrutiny of their nomination papers.
A total of 14 candidates submitted the nomination papers for the by-polls after the Supreme Court-ordered disqualification of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Jahangir Tareen.
As per the ECP officials, Shafique Arain, Sajid Inam, Nafeez Ahmed and Mirza Ali Beg’s nomination papers have already been approved.
The RO has summoned the PML-N candidate Ameer Baloch on January 3 and PTI’s Ali Tareen was ordered to appear before the RO on Jan 4.
Ali, the son of Jahangir Tareen, submitted his nomination papers on Thursday.
Interestingly, Ali’s main contender will be Ameer, whose father, Siddique Baloch, is Jahangir Tareen’s main rival in the constituency.
In the May 2013 general elections, Siddique defeated Jahangir in NA-154 by a margin of 10,000 votes.