Kulsoom Nawaz to run for MP in Pakistan


PV International Desk : The wife of Pakistan’s ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced she is running for his parliamentary seat.

Kulsoom Nawaz will contest the seat her husband was forced to vacate last month after becoming embroiled in the Panama papers scandal.

He has consistently denied any wrongdoing.

But Pakistan’s Supreme Court disqualified from his office after ruling Mr Sharif had been dishonest in not disclosing his earnings from a Dubai-based company in his nomination papers during the 2013 general election.

Kulsoom Nawaz’s nomination papers for her husband’s former constituency in Lahore were filed by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz party.