The party has issued tickets to its Lahore wing president Ali Pervez Malik for NA-127, one of the constituencies Maryam was to contest the election from before she was disqualified.
For the provincial assembly seat of PP-173, Irfan Shafi Khokhar will now be contesting in Maryam’s place on the PML-N ticket.
On Friday, the accountability court hearing the Avenfield reference sentenced former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to a total of 11 years in prison and fined him £8 million, while Maryam was sentenced to eight years with a £2 million fine for corrupt practices linked to the family´s purchase of the upscale London flats.
Maryam’s husband and PML-N lawmaker Captain (retd) Mohammad Safdar was handed a year in jail.
Earlier today, the Election Commission of Pakistan issued directives to halt the printing of ballot papers from NA-127 and NA-14, which were the constituencies of Maryam and Captain (retd) Safdar, respectively.
The electoral body stated that Maryam’s name will be removed from the ballot papers of NA-127 Lahore while Captain (retd) Safdar’s name will be removed from NA-14 Mansehra. New ballot papers of both constituencies will be printed later after receiving a court order, sources said.