158 candidates file nomination papers for by-polls in KP


Peshawar, Sept. 1 (TNS): In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, one hundred and fifty-eight candidates have filed nomination papers for by-elections, state media reported on Saturday.

A spokesman of Election Commission Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sohail Ahmed said that fourteen candidates have submitted nomination papers for one National Assembly seat NA-53 Bannu.

Similarly, one hundred and forty-four candidates have submitted nomination papers for nine vacant seats of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly.

The seats are PK-3 Swat, PK-7 Swat, PK-44 Swabi, PK-53 Mardan, PK-61 and PK-64 Nowshera, PK-78 Peshawar, PK-97 and PK-99 Dera Ismail Khan.

By-elections will be held on these seats on the 14th of next month.