MALAKAND: Noted Pashto folk singer and rights activist Sardar Yousafzai has said that he will contest the upcoming local government elections as an independent candidate for the slot of tehsil chairmanship.

Talking to mediapersons here on Sunday, he said he had decided to take part in the upcoming LG polls scheduled to be held in March on the demand of local people, relatives and fans.

Mr Yousafzai said it seemed that people in general had lost confidence in political parties while rising inflation and unemployment had multiplied their problems.

The folk singer hailed from Aladhand Derai village in Baizai tehsil of Malakand district and had a good following as folk artist and rights activist.

He said he had refused offers from local heads of the political parties and was determined to contest the LG elections as an independent candidate.

He said that the people pressed him to contest the LG polls for the tehsil chairman slot.

Published in Dawn, January 17th, 2022

Opinion

Editorial

27 May, 2022

After the march

FORMER prime minister Imran Khan either ‘ran away’ from Islamabad or made a temporary, strategic retreat. It...
A tough decision
Updated 27 May, 2022

A tough decision

Decision to raise fuel prices will remove a major hitch of concluding a staff-level agreement with IMF.
27 May, 2022

Xinjiang files

QUESTIONS about the status of the Muslim Uighur people in China’s Xinjiang autonomous region often arise, with...
Dark days
Updated 26 May, 2022

Dark days

The PTI, on its part, does not seem to have been prepared to face such a large deployment of state machinery.
26 May, 2022

No room for dissent

WHILE political turmoil roils the land, a number of incidents over the past few days have demonstrated that though...
26 May, 2022

Harassing passengers

REPORTS of the confiscation of personal items from passengers’ private luggage by customs officials at Karachi’s...