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Jailed PTI activist Sanam Javed announces to contest elections

Several PTI leaders are under arrest and have gone underground. The remaining leadership complains they are facing difficulty in running their election campaign. Founder PTI Imran Khan is also in jail along with Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi.

PTI activist Sanam Javed has announced to contest elections against PMLN leader Maryam Nawaz. Javed who is currently in jail will be contesting elections against Maryam Nawaz on Lahore’s provincial seat.

Her father shared her decision with the media on Tuesday. Javed is currently in jail along with other female activists of PTI and workers in connection to the May 9th riots. She has been facing multiple charges and re-arrests since May.

Sanam Javed is co-accused in the case of an attack on the Corps Commander House in Lahore. She is also being accused in the case of stealing of mobile phone.

Talking to the media, his father said she will be submitting her papers from Lahore’s PP-150 Constituency for the general elections slated to be held on February 8th, 2023.

Read more: Imran Khan Campaigns Virtually from Jail Using AI Voice Clone

She will be submitting her nomination papers from the jail and will fight on a PTI ticket. Javed will also be filing her papers for the women’s reserved seats. “We are gathering documents to file her [Sanam Javaid’s] nomination papers,” the father said.

Meanwhile, it is unclear from which constituency Maryam Nawaz will be contesting for elections.

The followers and activists of PTI hailed the decision of Sanam Javed to contest elections in Lahore.

Several PTI leaders are under arrest and have gone underground. The remaining leadership complains they are facing difficulty in running their election campaign. Founder PTI Imran Khan is also in jail along with Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi.

Meanwhile, PTI hosted a virtual rally on Sunday on all its social media platforms. Artificial intelligence facilitated the participation of former Prime Minister Imran Khan in a political campaign, even while he remains incarcerated.

A voice clone, generated through AI technology provided by ElevenLabs, was employed to deliver a four-minute message on Khan’s behalf during a virtual rally hosted by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party.

The AI voice mimicked Khan’s speech patterns based on a script sent through his lawyers. The message addressed Khan’s current situation in jail, and allegations against him, and urged supporters to participate in the upcoming general elections.