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Hamza Shehbaz, former prime minister of Punjab, and Maryam Nawaz, senior vice president and chief organizer of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), have both agreed to run for the Punjab Assembly on April 30 from Lahore.
They would file their nomination papers today, according to some of the parties (Tuesday).
The PML-N has already decided to run candidates in all Punjab Assembly districts.
On Saturday, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) declared that the deadline for submission of nomination papers to the Returning Officers (ROs) for the Punjab Assembly elections was Tuesday (today).
Although the nomination papers would be scrutinized until March 22, the names of the candidates would be released on March 15. Appeals against the rejection or acceptance of nomination papers can be submitted until March 27.
The updated list of candidates would be published on April 4 once the appeals panel had decided on the appeals by April 3. On April 5, candidates can withdraw their papers, and on that day a revised list of candidates will be revealed.
On April 6, candidates would receive their electoral sign, and voting would take place on April 30.
Following the dissolution of the Punjab Assembly in January, elections for its general seats will be held on April 30 as per the directives of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.