Election called off in NA-8 and PK-22 after killing of candidate

Rehan Zeb Khan

BAJAUR: The election commission Bajaur has announced that the elections in constituency NA-8 and PK-22 have been cancelled due to the assassination of an independent candidate, Rehan Zeb Khan.

He was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on Wednesday while campaigning in Sadiqabad Phatak Bazar area.

Rehan Zeb Khan was a former member of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), but he decided to run as an independent candidate after he was denied a PTI ticket.

He was facing a PTI-backed candidate, Gul Zafar Khan, who was the former member of the National Assembly from NA-8.

Rehan Zeb Khan was a popular leader in Bajaur district. His murder has sparked outrage and condemnation from various political parties and civil society groups. The election commission Bajaur has issued a notification stating that the new dates for the elections will be announced later.

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