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Maryam Nawaz Steps Down From NA-119

Maryam Nawaz Steps Down From NA-119

Maryam Nawaz, a prominent leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the chief minister-elect of Punjab, has officially resigned from her National Assembly seat, NA-119. This significant decision comes in the wake of her nomination and subsequent acceptance of the position of chief minister of Punjab, marking a pivotal development in the political landscape of the province.

Maryam Nawaz has confirmed her resignation from NA-119 Lahore III. In the general elections held on February 8, Maryam Nawaz emerged victorious from this constituency, securing 83,855 votes against the PTI-backed candidate Shehzad Farooq, who garnered 68,376 votes. Other contenders for the seat included Muhammad Zaheer of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan and Iftikhar Shahid of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).

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Additionally, Maryam Nawaz triumphed in the Punjab Assembly’s PP-159 constituency in Lahore, a seat she has opted to retain in order to assume the role of chief minister of Punjab. She secured victory in the closely contested race with 23,598 votes, while her opponent, PTI-backed independent candidate Maher Sharafat, lagged behind.

Maryam Nawaz’s resignation from the National Assembly signifies a strategic move as she shifts her focus to leading the provincial government in Punjab. Her decision to retain the Punjab Assembly seat underscores her commitment to the responsibilities associated with the chief minister’s role. This transition reflects Maryam Nawaz’s prominent role within the PML-N and her preparedness to take on a key leadership position in Punjab.

The political landscape in Punjab is poised for significant changes with Maryam Nawaz at the helm. As the chief minister-elect, she will play a crucial role in shaping policies, governance, and the overall trajectory of the province. Her victory in both the National Assembly and Punjab Assembly constituencies underscores the electoral support she has garnered and positions her as a central figure in Punjab’s political dynamics.

In the aftermath of these elections, Maryam Nawaz’s strategic decisions and political maneuvers will likely have far-reaching implications for the PML-N and the broader political landscape in Punjab. The resignation from the National Assembly seat marks the beginning of a new chapter in Maryam Nawaz’s political journey as she takes on the responsibilities and challenges of leading Punjab, the most populous province in Pakistan.