Bannu, June 12 (incpak.net/newsin.asia); Things in the Pakistan National Assembly elections took an interesting turn when it emerged that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan will have a 97-year-old female candidate contesting against him in NA-35 Bannu constituency in Khyber-Pakhtunbwala.
Hazrat Bibi has submitted her nomination papers for both national and provincial assembly seats. The 97-year-old hails from the district’s Mumbati Barkazai area.
Interestingly, this is not the first time Hazrat Bibi will be contesting from the area.She has contested five times earlier as well.
The senior candidate said that she has submitted her nomination papers for two constituencies and she will work for the basic facilities of the people.
Apart from her, former Minister of Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique and ex-MNA Aisha Gulalai will contest the forthcoming election against Imran Khan from National Assembly constituencies in Lahore and Islamabad.
PTI chairman Imran Khan will be facing PML-N’s Saad Rafique in NA-131 Lahore. Khan has also submitted nominations from National Assembly constituencies in Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar and Mianwali.
Aisha Gulalai, who had been affiliated with the PTI in the past, will contest the polls against her former party chairman from NA-53 Islamabad.
The Election Commission of Pakistan has set June 11 as the final date for submission of nomination papers for General Election 2018. In the second phase of the election schedule, officials will scrutinize the nomination papers until June 19.The country is set to go to the polls on July 25, 2018.
(The featured image at the top shows 97 year old Hazrat Bibi who is contesting against Imran Khan)