The PML-N has announced to support Shaukat Bosan, a brother of PTI leader Skindar Bosan and an independent candidate for by election in the constituency of Multan NA-151, against Abdul Qadir Gilani, a son of ex- PM Gilani.
Shaukat poison is a brother of PTI leader Sikandar Bosan and old rival of Yousuf Raza Gilani in this constituency who beaten him in 1997 polls on the PML – N ticket and in the 2002 elections on PML-Q ticket.
The seat fell vacant after disqualification of Yousuf Raza Gilani in contempt of court case and Abdul Qadir Gilani is running for the seat vacated by his father. The PTI turned down a PML-N offer to bring a consensus “PML-N” nominee in these by-elections and in return PML-N will not field any candidate against Sikandar Bosan in the upcoming general elections.
The PTI made a decision to continue its boycott of by-elections and thus Shaukat Bosan, brother of Sikandar Bosan was launched as an independent prospect not to give the Gilanis a free run.