Two Candidates Withdraw Papers In Favour Of Iftikhar Hussain Shah

Two candidates withdraw papers in favour of Iftikhar Hussain Shah

Two independent candidates Shahbaz Gul Shinwari and Farooq Shinwari have withdrawn their nomination papers in the favour of former Governor Iftikhar Hussain Shah who is contesting elections on provincial assembly constituency PK-82 Kohat.

KOHAT, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 2nd Jul, 2018 ) :Two independent candidates Shahbaz Gul Shinwari and Farooq Shinwari have withdrawn their nomination papers in the favour of former Governor Iftikhar Hussain Shah who is contesting elections on provincial assembly constituency PK-82 Kohat.

Addressing a joint press conference at Kohat Press Club, both candidates have expressed full confidence in the leadership of Iftikhar Hussain who is contesting election as an independent candidate after denial of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) ticket for provincial assembly seat.

Iftikhar Hussain speaking on the occasion said that he was offered to contest election on the National Assembly seat NA-32 but he was refused by citing two reasons, firstly it was very difficult to wrap-up election campaign in four weeks and secondly, he was more interested in the provincial assembly seat as he was of the opinion that he could deliver more effectively through provincial government if elected.

He admitted that Imran Khan offered him Senate seat but at that time he was more interested in contesting general election as he wanted to work for people in key sectors like education, health and agriculture, which was not possible as a senator.

Iftikhar Hussain said that he had already served on top portfolios in the past and now, his only aim is to serve the people of his province.