LAHORE: A Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supporter on Monday kicked off the election campaign for former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz by taking a lion on to the streets of Lahore constituency.
While Maryam Nawaz is in London tending to her ailing mother, the supporter of the party, whose electoral symbol is the lion, started the campaign on her behalf. Pakistan will hold general elections on July 25.
Maryam Nawaz is contesting the polls from National Assembly constituency NA-127 in Lahore and Punjab Assembly constituency PP-173, the Daily Times reported.
"I will run Maryam's campaign and walk this lion every day in every corner of NA-127 (Lahore) till the polling day," Mian Zia said.
The former Premier's daughter will be facing Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's Jamshed Iqbal Cheema in Lahore constituency.
According to Pakistani media reports, Sharif and his daughter plan to return to the country in a week.
The decision to return to Pakistan was made after a consultation with senior leaders of the PML-N as well as pressure from some party workers, Geo News reported citing sources.
Earlier, reports said that the PML-N duo was "faking" Kulsoom Nawaz's illness to escape the judgment of the supplementary corruption references.