LAHORE: Nawaz Sharif resides in Lahore and has decided to vote for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan in upcoming general elections, ARY News reported.
Once a PML-N supporter, Mian Nawaz Sharif not only shares his own name with his party’s lifelong leader and former premier Mian Nawaz Sharif, he has a daughter named Maryam after the three-time PM’s daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif.
“I was born the day Mian Nawaz Sharif ascended to premiership for the first time, I was named after him, that is not all, my daughter’s name is Maryam, my maternal uncle is named after Shehbaz Sharif (Nawaz’s brother and former CM Punjab) and one of my cousins is named Hamza Shehbaz (after Shehbaz’s son),” said Mian Nawaz Sharif.
His National Identity Card (NIC) confirms his claim, he was named ‘Mian Nawaz Sharif’ by his father Manzoor Ahmed.
Interestingly, Nawaz and his family live in an area of the city which falls under the newly constituted NA-132 constituency and can actually vote not only for the PTI but Imran Khan himself in the upcoming polls as the cricketer-turned-politician is contesting against PML-N’s Saad Rafique in the constituency.