MULTAN - Electioneering has picked up in national assembly’s constituency NA-151 as different candidates have started their election campaign. At a time when the PPP candidate Abdul Qadir Gillani, son of former prime minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani, and PTI leader Malik Sikandar Hayat Bosan’s brother Shaukat Bosan are holding corner meetings, the PML (N) candidates are still striving to get party ticket. A total of five ticket aspirants namely former MPA Malik Ishaq Bucha, Zahid Hameed Gujjar, Nawab Nadeem Udden, Mahboob Alam and Farhan Ansari are currently in the run and PML (N) sources confirmed that all have arrived at Lahore. Sources added that PML (N) Quaid Mian Nawaz Sharif was likely to return to Lahore from Murree today and the name of the ticket winner would be announced immediately after his arrival.

On the other hand the election commission of Pakistan has started scrutiny of nomination papers filed by 18 candidates to contest by poll to the NA-151. The scrutiny will continue today while the hearing of objections would be held on July2 and the appeals could be filed till July 4. Similarly, the candidates willing to withdraw can retrieve their nomination papers on July 5 while the final list of candidates will be displayed on July 6 and the polling is scheduled to take place on July 19. PPP fighting for institutions’ stability

Meanwhile, addressing a public meeting in the constituency, Syed Abdul Qadir Gillani said that the PPP was fighting for the stability of institutions and finally masses would triumph. HE added that his father laid a broad net of development work in Multan during his four-year era. “Instead of doing the politics of thana kachehri, we served the public and that’s why today people are with us,” he claimed. He said that PPP believed in supremacy of constitution and Yousuf Raza Gillani proved that he could sacrifise his rule for the sake of rule of law. He declared that all development projects launched by Yousuf Raza Gillani in South Punjab would continue and he would bring new schemes after being elected.