Sanam Javed vs Maryam Nawaz, Sanam gets election symbols

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) social media activist Sanam Javaid Khan has been assigned election symbols to contest in two national and one provincial constituencies, following a Supreme Court decision.

The election symbols assigned are photo frame for constituencies NA-119, NA-120 and a pillow for PP-150, setting the stage for a competitive contest against Maryam Nawaz in NA-119.

After a three-member bench, led by Justice Muneeb Akhtar, heard appeals against the rejection of Sanam Javaid’s papers, returning officers allotted her election symbols.

Javaid shared a message for her chief opponent Maryam Nawaz, stating, “Tell Maryam Nawaz that I have entered the field. My family will spearhead my election campaign, and the people will fight Nawaz for me.” She accused Maryam Nawaz of engaging in video politics and running away when faced with adversity.

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In a separate legal development, Sanam Javaid faced a post-arrest bail hearing in the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) regarding the burning of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) office. The court adjourned the next hearing till January 29 after completing the post-arrest bail proceedings in the case. The decision on the bail application has been reserved by the court.

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