Two top right-wing parties will face each other in Bannu during the upcoming elections.
Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) candidates are contesting for the same seats in the highly conservative area of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P).
Former chief minister of K-P and provincial leader of JUI-F Akram Khan Durrani and Professor Ibrahim Khan of JI submitted their applications for National Assembly seat NA-26 and provincial assembly seat PK-70 in Bannu on Thursday.
Bannu district has four provincial seats PK-70, 71, 72, and 73. It also comprises one national assembly seat NA-26.
Durrani and Ibrahim Khan approached the returning officer, Additional Sessions and District Judge Haq Nawaz Khan, who processed their applications for both the constituencies.
The ANP senior vice president Baz Muhammad Khan’s son Taimur Baz Khan submitted his application for PK-71.
Independent candidate Hafiz Inamur Rahman and Hazrat Bibi submitted their application to contest from PK-72. Also, Mufti Sifatullah, Malik Riaz Khan and Saifullah Khan filed their nomination papers for PK-73.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 29th, 2013.