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Muhammad Irfan

Akram Khan Durrani and Imran Khan go up in Bannu

In Bannu voters will have to choose between Akram Khan Durrani (MMA) and Imran Khan (PTI). One talks about the development works he has done and the other talks about just being a who he is. Seats: NA-35 PK-87 PK-88 PK-89 PK-90 From NA-35, Akram Khan Durrani (MMA) is up against PTI chairman Imran Khan…

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July 24, 2018

 

Shangla police bust PML-N leader with bag full of marked ballot papers

Police in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Shangla district found a bag full of ballot papers in the car of a local PML-N leader and arrested three people, including a Pakistan Post Office worker. According to Alpuri police officer Sadiq Khan, they stopped local PML-N leader Afzal’s car and found marked ballot papers in a bag. The authorities…

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July 24, 2018

 

PTI to face a tough time in KP’s Karak

In Karak, it will be a tough fight with the PTI and other contenders. Seats: NA-34 PK-85 PK-86 Shahid Ahmad is been given a PTI ticket while the charismatic Mohsin Ali Khan is contesting as a PPP candidate. Rehmat Salam is the PML-N man. From PK-85, independent Javaid Iqbal is supposedly a strong candidate in…

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July 24, 2018

 

Kohat voters like choosing candidates who perform

District of Kohat is famous for electing candidates who perform in their tenure but just like with election 2013, this time too, the PTI has given tickets to the strongest families in Kohat. In Kohat campaigns have been different from those in the rest of KP, as the MMA has selected another candidate and not…

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July 24, 2018

 

Sherpao’s QWP up against Asfandyar’s ANP in Charsadda

In KP, Charsadda is a hot political potato as nearly all parties pour their money into winning here and in Swabi after Peshawar. Overall, the PTI has been trying to take on the ANP and QWP here. The QWP feels very secure here but it should watch out for the PTI that will take advantage…

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July 24, 2018

 

Big election stakes for Pervez Khattak in KP’s Nowshera July 25

Nowshera voters tend to vote for a personality rather than for a party, which is why the big names count. Some people say, however, that the PTI is generally considered ahead in popularity compared to the ANP and PPP. As Nowshera is considered a stronghold of the PTI which is why the ANP’s strategy is…

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July 24, 2018

 

Fazlur Rahman’s son standing from KP’s Tank

In district Tank there is only one National Assembly seat, NA-37, and one provincial assembly seat, PK-94, but a total of 23 candidates are vying for them. From NA-37, we have PTI’s Habibullah Khan. The MMA has awarded the ticket to Asad Mehmood, the son of Maulana Fazlur Rahman. The strongest candidate is expected to…

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July 23, 2018

 

Watch out for PTI this time in ‘Mini Larkana’ Malakand

They call Malakand Mini Larkana which is why it is no surprise that Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is standing from here—but in the past elections the PTI has taken its constituencies. The PTI’s strength has been getting people together and holding corner meetings regularly. Otherwise, the JI is considered a main stakeholder with influence extending across…

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July 23, 2018

 

Up against the MMA heavyweights in Upper Dir this election

As with Lower Dir, Upper Dir is also considered a Jamaat-e-Islami stronghold and it has given tickets to influential people for the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal platform. Upper Dir has: NA-5 PK-10 PK-11 PK-12 From NA-5, expect a neck-in-neck competition between the PTI’s Sahibzada Sibghatullah and JI/MMA’s Sahibzada Tariqullah. But if the vote shifts, it could benefit…

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July 23, 2018

 

The big names to watch in Swat this election

Swat is a mixed battlefield. In some places the PML-N and ANP candidates are in strong positions to win but in other constituencies the PTI has put up big names. People say that if senior citizens turn out to vote then the PML-N and ANP have clearer chances of winning. This is perhaps why the…

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July 23, 2018

 

In KP’s Shangla, a cool MMA trick for this election

The MMA did the smart thing in Shangla to break its rivals’ votebanks. But first, district Shangla has the following seats: NA-10 PK-23 PK-24 From NA-10, a total of nine candidates are standing in which five men are supposed to be the strongest – PML-N’s Ibadullah Khan, the brother of heavy-weight Amir Muqam and the…

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July 23, 2018

 

Kohistan voters don’t vote for outsiders

Religious parties are considered the strongest in Kohistan and the second most important thing to know is that in this area they don’t accept “imported” candidates. Most of the vote bank is distributed among communities and they stand by their candidates rather than candidates running the show. It is also a well-established fact that the…

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July 23, 2018

 

PTI’s Ikramullah Khan Gandapur laid to rest, case registered

On Monday, police registered a case on behalf of Ikramullah Khan Gandapur’s son against unidentified men

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July 23, 2018

 

PK-99 election postponed, PTI candidate Gandapur killed in Dera Ismail Khan bomb blast

Ikram Khan Gandapur is the PTI’s candidate from PK-99

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July 22, 2018

 

JUI-F’s Akram Khan Durrani survives yet another attack in Bannu

On Sunday, unidentified men opened fire on Akram Khan Durrani’s vehicle in Basya Khel

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July 22, 2018

 

Glacial lake forms in Gilgit-Baltistan, evoking memories of Attabad

The bodies of the woman and her daughter who were swept along with the floods have yet to be found

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July 20, 2018

 

As Fata merges with KP, Parachinar’s Shias tell Sunnis it is time to come home

It was a sweet, awkward moment. The brigadier held out the keys. The Sunni tribesman stood there, surrounded by a nervous yet puffed-up crowd. “Take the key, take the key!” someone prompted him. He hesitated for a moment, unsure and aware of too many people around him. It had taken several rounds of talks and…

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June 28, 2018

 

Don’t stop the music, says this Khyber Pakhtunkhwa mela

When a Khattak tells you that he can live without food and water but not Attan and music, you know it is a matter of life and death. Perhaps the Taliban knew this too. This is why Karak went into collective shock when the militants said it had to stop. “Music and dance is in…

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June 22, 2018

 

Shangla’s boat taxis weather terror’s storm

As soon as the sun hits the mountains of Thakot and Dandai, villagers from Shangla and Battagram dash to the banks of the mighty Indus River to get on with the unfinished business of the day. Half a dozen passenger boats anchored to boulders bob in the chilled, swirling waters. Women with sacks of maize…

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May 30, 2018

 

Dera Ismail Khan ‘buries’ Hindu, Christian, Muslim differences

When you walk into Cha Syed Munawar Shah graveyard in Dera Ismail Khan you are met with an unusual sight: a Peepal tree and an olive tree. The Peepal tree was planted here as the Hindus believe that the goddess Lakshmi comes to dwell in it each week. The olive tree came because it is…

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May 29, 2018

 

The dead poets society of Lakki Marwat

Not all jirgas make decisions, some have post-militancy poems On a lonely highway that takes you from Dera Ismail Khan to Karak is a place called Paharkhel where men used to gather to read their verse out aloud. It is a wide open space where these street poets would spar, or inspire each other with…

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May 28, 2018

 
 
 
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