By-election of NA-4 gains momentum in Peshawar

22 Oct, 2017 3:13 pm

PESHAWAR (92 News) – The by-election of NA-4 Peshawar is gaining momentum after the announcement of election schedule by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

A tough contest is expected to be held among candidates in the by-election for NA-4 seat that will be held on October 26.

The seat fell vacant after the demise of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) dissident Member National Assembly (MNA) Gulzar Khan.

The contest would be held among Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Nasir Khan Mosazai, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) candidate Asad Gulzar, PTI’s Arbab Amir Ayub Khan, Awami National Party (ANP) candidate Khushdil Khan and a number of independent candidates.

In 2013 general election, PTI’s Gulzar Khan had won the election by securing 55,134 votes, while PML-N’s Nasir Khan Mosazai was runner-up with 20,412 votes.

The candidates belonging to different political parties have intensified their election campaign and the central leaders have also started to visit the NA-4 constituency to secure voter support in their favour.

The ECP had finalised its preparation for the election and issued a code of conduct for the candidates, with a warning that it would not allow any violations of rules by the candidates or their respective political parties.

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