PESHAWAR: Adviser to the prime minister on finance Shaukat Tarin and three candidates from the opposition side here on Thursday submitted their nomination papers for the Senate seat vacated by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf senator Ayub Afridi.

Despite having thin numbers in the provincial assembly, three candidates from the opposition parties, including Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl, Pakistan Peoples Party and Awami National Party, have also fielded their nominees for contesting the election.

Mr Tarin submitted his papers in the presence of provincial finance minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra and higher education minister Kamran Bangash who became his proposer and seconder, respectively.

ANP allotted its ticket to Dr Shaukat Ameerzada, JUI-F Zahir Shah advocate and PPP Mohammad Saeed.

Polling is scheduled to be held on Dec 20 in the provincial assembly building. Scrutiny of the nomination papers will be conducted on Dec 6, while candidates can appeal against acceptance or rejection of papers till Dec 8. The Election Commission of Pakistan will publish revised list of the candidates on Dec 11 and any candidate can withdraw papers till Dec 13.

Talking to mediapersons, Kamran Bangash said Shaukat Tarin’s vote had been registered in Mardan, as his wife also belonged to the district. He said PTI had 96 MPAs in the KP Assembly, who would vote for Mr Tarin.

Published in Dawn, December 3rd, 2021

Opinion

Editorial

‘Draconian’ law
06 Oct, 2022

‘Draconian’ law

THE debate over what it means to be ‘sadiq’ and ‘ameen’ has reignited after the incumbent Supreme Court ...
Welcome clarity
Updated 06 Oct, 2022

Welcome clarity

There needs to be consensus amongst all political actors that matters of governance should be the exclusive domain of civilians.
Car purchases
06 Oct, 2022

Car purchases

IF we are in the market to buy a new car, we end up paying a significantly large amount as premium over the sticker...
More than economics
Updated 05 Oct, 2022

More than economics

Ishaq Dar’s appointment is but a sign of the paradigm shift in economic policymaking.
Dens of corruption
05 Oct, 2022

Dens of corruption

MOST prisons in Pakistan are a microcosm of the inequitable and exploitative world outside their walls. A probe by...
Football tragedy
05 Oct, 2022

Football tragedy

SPORTS arouses the rawest of human emotions. Football is no exception — in fact, the passions on display at...