Pak elections: Imran to try his luck from record five seats

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New Delhi, April 10: Former cricketer and Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf party chairman Imran Khan is the lone person in Pakistan to contest the country's elections on May 11 from five constituencies.

The five seats where Imran will try his luck are: NA-122 and NA-125 in Lahore, NA-1 in Peshawar, NA-56 in Rawalpindi and NA-71 in Mianwali. He faces one of the Sharif and actress Meera brothers in Lahore, in Rawalpindi he will clash with Hanif Abbasi of the PML-N and in Peshawar it will be against former railway minister Ghulam Ahmed Bilour.

The women candidate, who got fame for different reasons, are poised to challenge senior political figures, either on their own or on prodding from their political rivals.

Aisha Malik, who claims to be wife of Hamza Sharif that he denies, and who has ongoing litigation with him, has filed nomination papers against him from a Lahore constituency.

Former film star Mussarat Shaheen has once again challenged Maulana Fazlur Rehman in Dera Ismail Khan. She has fought several elections against him but never bagged respectable number of votes.

Meanwhile, two close relatives of former Supreme Court judge Khalilur Rehman Ramday have been sponsored by PML-N in the general elections.

There are also family fighting in different parties. Abid Imam, son of the famous couple, Syeda Abida Hussain and former National Assembly Speaker Syed Fakhar Imam, is competing on the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) ticket for a National Assembly seat from Jhang while his father is fighting against his traditional rival Raza Hayat Harraj from Khanewal on the PML-N ticket.

His mother though aligned with the PPP is undecided about her politics. However, Abid's sister, Sughra Imam, is a PPP senator. Last week, Fakhar Imam joined the PML-N to get its sponsorship.

The former judge's brother, Chaudhry Asadur Rehman, who has traditionally been in the PML-N fold, and has been winning or losing the polls from Kamalia (Toba Tek Singh), is again contesting this National Assembly seat on its ticket.

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