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 taken Iqbal Din due to an alliance between the JI and JUI-F. Unlike with the rest of the districts, independents in Kohat are more powerful candidates than those with party tickets.
In Kohat district there is:
From NA-32, Shehryar Afridi is contesting on the PTI ticket. The second strongest candidate is Abbas Afridi from the PML-N and from the MMA we have Gohar Muhammad Khan Bangash.
In PK-80, Aftab Alam is on the PTI ticket and Shaukat Habib from the MMA. But independent Amjid Afridi is the strongest candidate so far.
In PK-81, Imtiaz Shahid is on the PTI ticket and Iqbal Din, who wasn’t given a ticket by the MMA, is standing as an independent. He is considered strong in the constituency followed by Shah Dad Khan from the MMA.
In PK-82, Ziaullah Khan is the PTI candidate, former KP governor Iftikhar Hussain is independent and Syed Qalb-e-Hassan is from the MMA.