ATTOCK: Total 84 candidates were finalized to contest on three National Assembly and five Provincial Assembly seats in the forthcoming elections after the scrutiny, appeals on rejection, acceptance of filed nomination papers and withdrawal process.
According to official sources, 24 aspirants nominations finalized for three National Assembly seats such as NA- 57, NA- 58 and NA-59 while 60 candidates will contest on five Provincial seats of PP-15 to PP-19.
Eleven candidates will contest election on NA-57 ATTOCK-I. They are ex-State Minister Malik Amin Alsam, ex-MNA Sheikh Aftab Ahmed, Israr Ahmed Sheikh of Jamiat Islami (JI), Qari Attique Rehman of JUI-F, Haji Muhammad Gullzar of PPP, Hafiz Saeed Ahmed of JUP, Syed Asad Abbas of MQM, Aqeel Sehzad of Tehreek-i- Tohafus Pakistan (TTP), former district Nazim Major (Rtd) Tahir Sadik Khan, Dilshad Hussain and Nadeem Raza Khan.
Five aspirants will contest election on NA-58 ATTOCK-II including Malik Suhail Khan, ex-MPA Malik Itabar Khan, Malik Mazhar Hussain of MQM, Arshad Mehmood Pakistan Sunni Tehreek (PST) and ex-District Nazim Major (Rtd) Tahir Sadik Khan.
NA-59 ATTOCK-III, Eight candidates such as Sardar Sleem Hydar of PPP, Sardar Muhammad Ali of PTI, Asif Ali Malik advocate of PML-N, Tajuddin of JUI-F, Aurangzaib of MQM, Umar Farooq Saddique of Mutahida Deeni Muhaz (MDM), Muhammad Zain Elahi of Major group and Shehzada Sultan-ul-Haq.
PP-15 ATTOCK-I, 19 aspirants are in run of election including ex-MPA Syed Ejaz Bukhari of PTI, ex-MPA Shahan Malik of PPP, Sheikh Suleman Sarwar of PML-N, Haji Muhammad Dawood, Muhammad Iqbal of JI, Malik Muhammad Azam, Azad Abbass of MQM, Jameel Malik of CPP, Sheikh Shafique Pervez of AML, Muhammad Arif of JUP, Muhammad Bakhtiar Ahmed of TTP, Arshad Mehmood Qadri of PST, Zaukat Zaman of ANP, Muhammad Babar Khan, Riaz Ali Abbass, Yawar Abbass, Shahid Mehmood Shahdi, Sajid Mehmood and Dilsad Hussain.
Eleven candidates will contest in election from PP-16 ATTOCK-II including Dr Naeem Awan of PPP, ex-MPA Col(Rtd) Shujah Khanzada of PML-N, Hafiz Jabbar Ali Khan of JI, Qari Muhammad Luqman, Qari Attique-ur-Rehman of JUI-F, Qazi Ahmed Akbar of PTI, Hafiz Naeem of JUP, Raza Khan of Major group, Malik Ameer Afzal of Pakistan Ansani Haqooq Party, Khalid Mehmood of PST, Muhammad Nouman TTP.
PP-17 ATTOCK-III, 11 aspirants are in run of election Riaz Balarah of PPP, Azhar Zaman Hamdani of PPP, Shawaiz Khan of PML-N, Akbar Khan Tanoli of PTI, Iqbal Khan, Shahabuddin of JUI-F, Shehzad Sultan-ul-Haq of JUP-N, Shehzad Khuram Khan of MQM, Umar Farooq of MDM, Malik Jamshid of Major group and Raja.
PP-18 ATTOCK-IV, nine aspirants will contest election such as Malik Arshad Nawaz, Afzal Hussain of PPP, ex-MPA Ch. Sher Ali of PML-N, Attah-ur-Rehman of JI, Malik Ghulam Mustafa of MQM, Farukh Hussain of AML, former Provincial Minister Col (Rtd) Malik Muhammad Anwar of PTI, Lal Muhammad Farooqi JUP-N and Malik Amanut of Major group.
Ten candidates will contest election on PP-19 ATTOCK-V including ex-MPA Pir Abbass Mohiuddin of PTI, Zafar Iqbal of PML-N, Niaz Ali Malik of MQM, Razaqdad of JUP, Muhammad Dad of JUP-N, Liaqut Hussain Khattak of Pakistan Justice Party, Hafiz Abdul Rehman PST, Sardar Mansar Ameer of Major group, Sardar Muhammad Ameer and Sardar Mumtaz Khan.