PESHAWAR, March 25: Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman will try his luck for the National Assembly in three Khyber Pakhtunkhwa constituencies during the upcoming elections.
During the last elections held in 2008, he was a candidate on two seats of the Lower House of Parliament.
He lost election in NA-24, home constituency, but won in NA-26, Bannu.
Speaking at a news conference here on Monday, JUI-F deputy chief Maulana Attaur Rehman said the party’s parliamentary committee had decided that Mr Fazl would contest elections in NA-24, Dera Ismail Khan, NA-25, Dera Ismail Khan-cum-Tank and NA-27, Lakki Marwat.
He said Mr Fazl’s younger brother, Maulana Lutfur Rehman, would contest elections on two provincial assembly seats, PK-64 and PK-66.
Mr Atta said Mr Fazl filed nomination papers for NA-25 on Monday.
“I am optimistic that JUI-F will emerge as a major party in elections. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz is our favourite for seat adjustment in the province. Negotiations with it in this respect are in progress,” he said.
According to him, former provincial chief minister Akram Khan Durrani, who was the opposition leader in the provincial assembly, has been given the party ticket in NA-26 and PK-70, Bannu.
The JUI-F leader also named the party’s candidates for the National Assembly seats in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Area (Fata) and those in the provincial assembly. He said names of candidates for NA-5, Nowshera and NA-40, North Waziristan Agency had not been finalised, while the party would not field candidates in PK-67 and PK-69 due to seat adjustment with Gandapur and Javid families.
According to him, Haji Shah Nawaz is the JUI-F candidate in NA-1, Peshawar; Maulana Saeed Khan NA-2; Haji Ghulam Ali NA-3; Mufti Syed Qamar NA-4; Maulana Anwarul Haq NA-6; Mufti Abdullah Shah NA-7; Maulana Sheikh Mohammad Idrees NA-8; Maulana Shujaul Mulk NA-9; Maulana Muhammad Qasim NA-10; Maulana Imdadullah NA-11; Ashfaqullah Khan NA 12; Maulana Attaul Haq Darwaish NA 13; Seth Gohar NA-14; Mufti Sardar NA-15; Maulana Mian Hussain Jalali NA-16; Tariq Sultan NA-17; Sardar Abrar NA-18; Pir Alamzaib Shah NA-19; Syed Ghulam Nabi Shah NA-20; Laiq Mohammad Khan NA-21; Qari Mohammad Yousuf NA-22; Mahboobullah Jan NA-23; Maulana Haleemur Rehman NA-28; Maulana Mohammad Alam NA-29; Maulana Hafeezur Rehman NA-30; Haji Azizur Rehman NA-31; Maulana Abdur Rehman NA-32; Inamullah Khan NA-33; Maulana Qazi Fazlullah NA-34; Hafiz Mohammad Saeed NA-35; Maulana Ghulam Mohammad Sadiq NA-36; Mufti Mubarak Shah NA-37; Munir Khan Orakzai NA-38; Engineer Tahir Iqbal NA-39; Maulana Abdul Malik NA-41; Maulana Jamaluddin NA-42; Maulana Mohammad Sadiq NA-43; Maulana Abdur Rashid NA-44; Haji Saida Jan NA-45; Haji Shamsuddin Afridi NA-46, and Mufti Abdul Shakoor NA-47.