A 100-year-old woman will be contesting in the constituency of Bannu against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairperson Imran Khan for NA-35 seat during the July 25 general election.
100-year-old Hazrat Bibi has decided to challenge the PTI chief in the constituency that covers Bannu district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Besides NA-35, Bibi has submitted nomination papers to compete for the provincial assembly seat of PK-89 in Bannu. She will stand in the poll as an independent candidate.
Hazrat Bibi, however, is not a first-time candidate. A well-known local personality, she has previously contested elections and as an independent candidate, is focused on the promotion of girls education.
She has vowed to serve the people of her constituency if she wins the election.
“I will pay extra attention to education for girls if I end up succeeding,” Bibi, who is a known personality in her area, promised.
PTI district president Matiullah Khan and leader Malik Khalid Khan had filed Imran Khan’s nomination papers for NA-35 with the local returning officer on Monday.
NA-35 is one of the most populous constituencies in KP with a population of 1,167,892.
This article was originally published on Dawn News.