MULTAN: Veteran politician Javed Hashmi on Friday officially backed out from the upcoming general elections scheduled to be held on July 25.
It was confirmed by the returning officer that Hashmi will not be contesting from NA-155 and NA-158 constituencies of Multan, Hashmi’s hometown.
Earlier, during a press conference on Sunday, Hashmi, an old guard of the PML-N who recently rejoined the party after spending around three years in the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, had announced his withdrawal from the election.
Hashmi said that he was withdrawing his nomination papers as the party did not award him a ticket, but assured that he would support whoever contests the elections from the party’s platform.
Javed Hashmi has been contesting elections since the 1980s and was considered a loyalist of PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif before leaving the party in 2011.
He rejoined the PML-N late last year after leaving PTI.