Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, former prime minister, has asked Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz to monitor the election campaign for the by-election in Daska for NA 75 seat that is scheduled to be held on April 10, sources said.
Hamza Shahbaz may not be able to show his physical presence in Daska as the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has directed him and other public office holders not to visit Daska before the by-election, sources reveal.
“Hamza Shahbaz has now practically got involved in the political campaign after a long gap due to his 20-month detention in money laundering case. He will monitor the election campaign in coordination with the party wings during the by-election in Daska,” sources said.
Nawaz Sharif categorically asked his daughter and PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz, to hold public rallies in Daska in the coming week, said sources.
They said Maryam Nawaz is now feeling quite well and she has also informed Nawaz Sharif and other party leaders about her availability for the election campaign.
Sources said Hamza Shahbaz holds a strong grip over the party wings and local organisations in the Punjab province as he worked hard at the grassroots level during the successive PML-N governments in the Punjab province.
“PML-N will make groups of party workers that will monitor the polling and counting process at every polling station. These groups will also coordinate with the polling agents to ensure that they get complete official results of their respective polling stations,” the sources said.