100-year-old woman to contest against Imran in NA-35

Published: June 12, 2018

BANNU: A 100-year-old woman will be contesting in the constituency of Bannu against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairperson Imran Khan.

Hailing from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Bannu district, Hazrat Bibi on Monday filed nomination papers for National Assembly’s NA-35 (Bannu) and K-P Assembly’s PK-89 (Bannu III) seats. She will be contesting against the PTI supremo for the Lower House seat.

The PTI woman vying for an Upper Dir party ticket

Hazrat Bibi, however, is not a first-time candidate. A well-known local personality, she has previously contested elections and as an independent candidate, is focused on the promotion of girls education.

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As democracy strengthens its roots in the newly-integrated tribal areas, the playing field for upcoming general polls provides an opportunity to bridge the gender inequality gap with more and more women seeking change through politics.

Earlier PTI’s Hameed Shahid became the first woman to contest from PK-10 (Upper Dir) while a government 22-grade officer Ali Begum filed nominations for NA-46 (Kurram Agency).

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Amir
    Jun 12, 2018 - 9:06PM

    Imran should do the decent thing and withdraw and support herRecommend

  • SAFA
    Jun 13, 2018 - 3:56AM

    Question who is behind the face?. Anyway every Pakistani has right to contest. Brave are those who meet the challenges.Recommend

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