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ANP, PPP to face poll test in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
April 22, 2013
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PESHAWAR: Complexities of electioneering aside, the upcoming polls will determine whether the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Awami National Party (ANP) will maintain their previous positions in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (KP) central districts.

In 2008, the ANP remained dominant in the five central districts, including Peshawar, Charsadda, Swabi, Mardan and Nowshera by winning six out of 13 National Assembly (NA) and 21 out of 36 provincial assembly seats.

The PPP, on the other hand, proved it was a superior political force in Mardan and Nowshera. The party succeeded on four NA and nine provincial assembly seats.

This time on Election Day, the ANP and PPP will have to face candidates from three powerful parties.

The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), and Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) all have the potential to seize power from the coalition partners.

In Peshawar, the ANP’s NA-1 candidate Ghulam Bilour, PK-1 candidate Ghazanfar Bilour, and PK-3 candidate Barrister Haroon Bilour may have a sizeable bank due to sympathy votes in the wake of Bashir Bilour’s assassination.

In NA-2, influential PPP candidate Arbab Alamgir Khalil will face ANP candidates Arbab Najibullah and Arbab Tahir on NA and provincial assembly seats respectively.

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