PESHAWAR: Provincial Election Commissioner, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mohammad Farid Afridi on Thursday administered oath to the district returning officers (DROs) appointed for by-elections on four vacant National Assembly seats in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

According to a press release issued here, the oath was administered to DROs of NA-22 Mardan, NA-24 Charsadda and NA-31 Peshawar, Sardar Jehanzeb, Raham Zada and Saeed Ahmad Khan, respectively.

The DRO for NA-45 Kurram, Mohammad Nadeem Khan, had earlier taken the oath. Director (elections) Khushal Zada was also present on this occasion.

As per election schedule, the candidates could file their nomination papers till Aug 13, while list of candidates will be published on Aug 14. Polling on these seats will be held on Sept 25.

These seats have fallen vacant with the resignation of then MNAs of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf.

Published in Dawn, August 12th, 2022

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