Multan
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) displayed on Saturday the final list of candidates bearing the names of 14 candidates participating in PP-196 by-election along with the electoral signs allotted to them.
The ECP officials confirmed that 20 candidates had withdrawn their nomination papers on Friday and now the candidates mentioned in the final list were in the run. The polling will take place on May 21.
According to the final list, Sakhawat Ali Siyal of Majlis Wahdatul Muslimeen has been allotted the sign of Khaima (camp), Muhammad Hussain Arrain of PPP Arrow, Habib Ansari of APML Eagle, Rana Abdul Jabbar of PTI Bat, Rana Mahmoodul Hassan of PML-N Lion, Sheikh Muhammad Younus of Allah o Akbar Tehreek Cow and Talib Ali Javed Anjum of Pakistan Sunni Tehreek Table Lamp. The independent candidates including Asif Rasool Awan have been allotted the sign of Guitar, M Latif Ansar Lajpal Toothbrush, Bashir Akhtar Rabbit, Dr Muhammad Siraj Pressure Cooker, Rao Zulqarnain Goat, Muhammad Waseem Stapler and Nasreen Akhtar Bailan (wooden roller).
The PP-196 seat had got vacated when election tribunal Multan disqualified former provincial minister for prisons Ch. Abdul Waheed Arrain for having two National Identity Cards. The petition was filed by his electoral opponent Rana Abdul Jabbar, a PTI candidate.