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PTI chief Imran Khan. — File photo

PESHAWAR: The nomination papers of Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan and former federal minister Haji Ghulam Ahmad Bilour were filed with the returning officer concerned here on Thursday for contesting elections from NA-1, Peshawar-I constituency.

Mr Bilour, a central leader of Awami National Party (ANP), personally visited the Judicial Complex, where offices of returning officers for Peshawar are situated, to file his papers whereas some leaders of PTI submitted nomination papers of Imran Khan.

Apart from them nomination papers were also filed for NA-1 by a leader of Pakistan People’s Party Zulfiqar Afghani, Haroon Ahmad Bilour of ANP, Hazrat Mohammad alias Babu Mauvia and Pir Abdur Rehman of Mutahidda Deeni Mahaz (MDM), and independent candidate Advocate Hidayatullah Afridi.

Candidates have been filing nomination papers for four National Assembly and 11 provincial assembly seats in the provincial capital.

Mohammad Ijaz, a member of Mutahidda Qaumi Movement, filed papers for NA-2. The candidates, who filed nomination papers for NA-3, include former MNA of PPP Noor Alam Khan, Arbab Inamullah of ANP, Malik Javed of MQM and independent candidates Tabana, Ajmal Khan and Rafiq Khalil.

Those, who filed papers for NA-4 Peshawar-IV, include former MNA of Jamaat-i-Islami Sabir Hussain Awan, Shah Hussain Awan of JI and Qazi Saifullah of MDM.

For provincial assembly constituency of KP-1 nomination papers were filed by Ghazanfar Bilour of ANP, Saleem Jan of PTI, Abdul Waheed, Irfanullah, Badiuz Zaman, Asif Yaseen Khalil and Ajmal Khan.

Former provincial minister Hafiz Hashmat of JI also filed papers for PK-7 whereas deputy speaker of the provincial assembly Khushdil Khan filed papers for PK-10.

Meanwhile, Haji Ghulam Ahmad Bilour told journalists that NA-1 was a very historical constituency and he had been contesting elections from it since 1988. He said whenever he won this seat it was all because of the blessings of Allah Almighty and he had been relying on Allah again.

Peshawar district returning officer, Shehbar Khan, on Thursday inaugurated an election cell for facilitating the candidates and general public.


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sfomann
Mar 29, 2013 04:38am
I just hope that people will vote for PTI this time. Or another 5 years of looting and corruption and mismanagement.
fasmik
Mar 29, 2013 08:26am
Go PTI. We love u IK you are the only hope.
Ali
Mar 29, 2013 09:34am
I hope PTI win the election. Hwoever, realistically the chances of winning good numbers of seats are high but winning the election is very slim unless they agree to hold hands with Musharraf. It will be a win win situation. Without PTI Musharraf is a contender for max couple of seat. But with PTI musharraf will win many seats. Now am giving a conflicting statement .. NO.. As just reading the above seems like shaking hands with Musharraf will give only couple of additional seats to PTI. No.. but the actual case is Mushaarraf seats will increase dramatically if PTI shakes hand with APML. and then both can make govt together.
Sardar M. Tayyab Haider Khan
Mar 29, 2013 09:52am
Our best wishes and efforts are with PTI
fasi
Mar 29, 2013 09:39pm
Haji Ghulam Ahmad Bilour told journalists that NA-1 was a very historical constituency and he had been contesting elections from it since 1988. He said whenever he won this seat it was all because of the blessings of Allah Almighty and he had been relying on Allah again. And Who do you rely on when you come in power and start leasing Govt. properties to your name and looting everywhere you can? I don't understand the kind of greed you and people like you have.
Rockstar
Mar 29, 2013 09:44pm
Imran may try his luck but he can't win it from NA-1.Better focus on Mianwali's national seat. Anyone up for a bet?