Marriyum denies rumours of withdrawal of nomination papers for Punjab polls


ISLAMABAD, APR 07 (DNA) — Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has denied rumours about the withdrawal of nomination papers by the ruling parties’ candidates for the election in Punjab.

“No such decision has been taken by the leadership [of the parties of the ruling alliance],” she said while dubbing reports “false” as well as “propaganda”.

Marriyum said the parties in the coalition government wanted elections across the country simultaneously but these reports were “baseless and concocted”. She also urged the media to verify from the spokespersons of the parties before publishing such news.

The parties in the coalition government would contest elections against Imran Khan in a befitting way, she said while calling him the “foreign agent fitna, thief of a wrist watch and a person who violated the constitution.” — DNA