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PTI likely to play dynastic politics in KP by-elections

The PTI government is implementing dynastic politics in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) by securing party tickets for family members in the by-elections that will be held on Oct 14 for nine provincial and one national assembly seat.

Family members of at least three Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders succeeded in security party tickets for the by-polls on seats vacated after the July 25 elections.

Defence minister Pervez Khattak vacated two provincial assembly seats. His son, Ibrahim Khan and brother, Liaquat Khan are likely to contest for PK-64 Nowsherwa-IV and PK-61 Nowsherwa-I respectively.

National Assembly (NA) Speaker Asad Qaiser and former KP minister Ali Amin Gandapur also vacated their provincial assembly seats and joined the NA.

Asad Qaiser’s brother, Aqibullah has filed his nomination papers with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and is likely to contest for PK-44 Swabi.

Faisal Amin Gandapur, brother of the member of national assembly (MNA) Ali Amin Gandapur is expected to contest for the by-elections from PK-97 DI Khan.


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