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Zain Qureshi wouldn’t contest for CM Punjab

Qureshi says PTI’s candidate for CM Punjab is Chaudhry Pervaiz Illahi, speculation about Zain Qureshi wanting to become CM is false.

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi has rejected speculations about his son Zain Qureshi’s intention to become Chief Minister of Punjab.

Addressing the media representatives at the Supreme Court, the PTI Vice Chairman clarified that PTI’s candidate for CM Punjab is Chaudhry Pervaiz Illahi. Speculation about Zain Qureshi wanting to become CM is false, he added.

He added that Zain Qureshi is not even interested in a ministry; his duty is safeguarding the ideology of PTI.

Qureshi’s son Zain Qureshi had won the by-polls in provincial seat PP-217 from Multan on July 17. He had beaten PML-N candidate Salman Naeem, who had won the election as an Independent candidate in 2018 against Shah Mehmood Qureshi.

PTI won by securing 46,963 votes in Punjab by-polls in the PP-217 Multan constituency. Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Muhammad Salman was the runner-up with 40,104 votes.

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The Chief Minister’s election in the Punjab Assembly will be held on July 22, 2022.

A three-member bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan comprising Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan, and Justice Jamal Mandokhel issued the order on PTI’s plea.

With input from ARY News