LAHORE - The PPP has short-listed two candidates, Usman Nisar Pannu and Sarfraz Ahmed Soroya, in a meeting held here on Friday to contest by-election from PP-162 (Sheikhupura) to be held later this month.

The seat became vacant due to demise of Khurrum Gulfam of PML-N.

The meeting with the officer-bearers from Sheikhupura was held under the chair of Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo,

President Punjab PPP, which was also attended by Secretary General PPP, Punjab, Tanvir Ashraf Kaira.

Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari will approve one name out of the two short listed candidates on Saturday(today). The lucky one would be issued the party ticket.

Under the Election commotion of Pakistan P rules, the candidates are required to submit the ticket to the respective Returning Officer for the issuance of the party symbol.

Saturday is the last date for the submission of the party ticket to the Returning Officer for the purpose of issuing election symbol to contest the by-election.