LAHORE: Maulana Abdul Qayyum, a candidate for the NA-122 by-elections, has withdrawn in favour of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz candidate Sardar Ayaz Sadiq. This was stated by Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) Lahore president Maulana Muhammad Mushtaq Lahori on Friday. He said after the decision had been taken after discussions between PML-N and PUC leaders. Separately, a former national assembly member (MNA), Mian Abdul Waheed, also endorsed Sadiq’s candidacy. He announced the decision at a press conference at the Lahore Press Club. He said he would encourage people in the area to cast ballots for Sadiq.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 11th, 2015.