Akhunzada Fazle Haq Mardan
Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) candidate Maulana Mohammad Qasim has submitted a nomination paper for NA-22 Mardan-II for by-election which fell vacant after the national assembly speaker accepted the resignation of former federal minister Ali Mohammad Khan.
Maulana Mohammad Qasim who is district Ameer of JUI-F along with JUI-F, ANP, PPP, PML-N and other PDM ally party office bearers submitted his nomination paper to the district election commissioner Zia-ur-Reham officer.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief and former Prime Minister Imran Khan has also submitted nomination papers for this seat for the by-election. It may be noted that Maulana Mohammad Qasim’s father late Maulana Mohammad Ahmed won this seat in the past.
Later on after the death of Maulana Mohammad Ahmed Maulana Mohammad Qasim contested election on this seat and succeeded however in the 20013 and 2018 general election he defected from the PTI candidate Ali Mohammad Khan.
It may be noted that in the 2018 general election former federal minister Ali Mohammad Khan won this seat secured 58577 votes while JUI-F candidate Maulana Mohammad Qasim secured 56318 votes. Ali Mohammad Khan won this seat with the morgan of 2262 votes.