Independent candidate commits suicide ahead of Pakistan elections

Following the death, the Election Commission of Pakistan has postponed the polls in both the constituencies.
Mirza Mohammad Ahmed Mughal reportedly shot himself dead after some dispute with his sons.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Mirza Mohammad Ahmed Mughal reportedly shot himself dead after some dispute with his sons.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jul 21, 2018 04:39 PM IST
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Lahore | By Press Trust of India

An independent candidate contesting in Pakistan’s July 25 elections to Parliament and the provincial assembly from the Punjab province committed suicide over a dispute with his sons, a media report said on Saturday.

Mirza Mohammad Ahmed Mughal was contesting from NA-103 and PP-103 constituencies in Faisalabad as an independent candidate.

He reportedly shot himself dead after some dispute with his sons, the Geo News reported.

The body of Mughal, contesting the polls on the electoral symbol of pickup truck, was recovered from a graveyard.

Following the death, the Election Commission of Pakistan has postponed the polls in both the constituencies, the report said.

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