By-elections will also be held in NA-31 constituency of Peshawar on October 16. The seat fell vacant after the resignation of Shaukat Ali, who won on a PTI ticket.
8 candidates including Chairman PTI Imran Khan and senior leader of Awami National Party Ghulam Ahmad Bilor are contesting for this seat.
The population of the constituency is 8 lakh 56 thousand 609 while the number of voters is 4 lakh 73 thousand 180. Among the total voters, there are 2 lakh 62 thousand 289 males and 2 lakh 10 thousand 891 females.
265 polling stations have been established in the constituency. In 2013, NA31 was called NA1. After new constituencies in 2018, it was renamed as NA 31 Peshawar.
In the 2013 election, Imran Khan won from here with more than 90 thousand votes, but later left this seat. On which the election was held and ANP’s Ghulam Ahmed Bilor won with 34 thousand 386 votes.
In 2018, PTI candidate Shaukat Ali won from this constituency by getting more than 87 thousand votes. This time, a bitter contest is expected between former Prime Minister Imran Khan and the successful candidate of PDM, Ghulam Ahmed Bilor, from this constituency.